The Ipswich City Council Safe City program commenced in 1994 to deal with unacceptable levels of crime in Ipswich Central. The program has since been expanded with the camera network installed into ten suburbs to date with further expansions proposed in the coming years.
The two primary aims of the Ipswich Safe City program are:
The Ipswich City Council Safe City Monitoring Facility is situated within the CBD and operates 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. The facility monitors over 200 cameras across the Ipswich Region. Additionally, the monitoring facility has contact with a range of other services in Ipswich to assist in addressing strategies for community safety and policing.
As a result of the integrated approach to crime and community safety, the Program:
The Success of Security Cameras
Ipswich City Council has been visited by law enforcement agencies internationally to inspect our camera monitoring system.
Police from three states in Australia and approximately twenty-five local authorities from across Australia have visited the Ipswich Monitoring Facility. The Safe City facility has been recognised as the benchmark for a fully integrated crime prevention program that is not solely reliant on cameras and utilises a co-ordinated approach of all agencies in Ipswich.
Who to Contact?
In life threatening situations contact 000.
If an offence has been committed or is about to be committed contact Policelink, phone 131 444, and advise the following:
Police will then advise Safe City.
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