CCTV is just one of Sutherland Shire Council's tools used to aid in crime prevention.
And now residents are being invited to have their say on the council's draft CCTV Operations Policy 2021.
The draft policy outlines 'principles, responsibilities and governance for current and future CCTV cameras' in the shire.
A Sutherland Shire Council spokesman said the council currently had 26 fixed CCTV cameras installed across Cronulla Plaza, Menai Parc, Caringbah and Engadine Town Square.
He said these cameras acted as a 'deterrent against anti-social or unlawful activity and aid law enforcement in their investigations should such incidents occur'.
"Sutherland Shire Council actively works to protect public safety and guard against the risk of anti-social or unlawful activity in our most prominent public spaces through the use of fixed CCTV cameras, among a host of other measures," he said.
"While the number of cameras installed at these locations has remained unchanged over the past 10 years, council has upgraded the majority of these cameras over time to cameras capable of capturing better quality imagery covering a wider field of vision."
The draft policy will also address how he council handles information, captures, stores and shares footage and complies with relevant legislation.
"Over the last six years, Sutherland Shire Council has also invested in moveable, rapid deployment solar cameras and a mobile CCTV trailer which are used in the interest of public safety at large scale events or are tactically deployed to target known crime hot-spots," the council's spokesman said.
To have your say, visit: jointheconversation.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/cctv-policy-2021.
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