IN response to the recent shootings and violence in Delta and Surrey, Delta Police say they committed to several initiatives to improve and ensure ongoing community safety and to assist with investigative initiatives. One of those initiatives was to leverage available technology in the form of cameras.
On Tuesday, Delta Police deployed one mobile tower camera trailer in North Delta.
Acting Police Chief Lyle Beaudoin said: “These cameras are being deployed as a temporary crime deterrence initiative in response to the ongoing gun violence across Surrey and Delta. We believe they will both deter criminal actions related to the violence, but also aid us in the investigative process.”
Access to the footage will only be granted following any incident in which it is believed the footage will assist the investigation, and only at the direction of inspectors within the Delta Police and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-BC).
The cameras are self-contained with a 30-foot tower boom that houses four individual high resolution cameras. They will be in operation twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
The tower camera has been initially deployed at 80th Avenue and 120th Street.