Stirling Council have purchased a new CCTV van in an effort to enhance the safety and security of Stirling residents.
The van will be introduced to the city in August. It aims to increase the level of mobile CCTV in Stirling and reduce the amount of anti-social behaviour and environmental crimes.
The van will be deployed seven days a week and will mainly be used by Stirling Council. Other agencies, such as Police Scotland, will have access to the van when and if required.
Caroline Logan, Chief Inspector, said: “We welcome the investment in a new CCTV van by Stirling Council.
“It will be a valuable asset in ensuring people feel safe within our communities and we will continue to work closely with Stirling Council to deter and detect incidents of anti-social behaviour.”
Stirling Council’s new anti-social behaviour (ASB) policy was approved earlier this year. This policy will benefit from the use of increased mobile CCTV.
The policy aims to prevent ASB. Where it does take place the policy states that they “will look to resolve the issue quickly and effectively.”
Overall, this policy has been introduced in an effort to make Stirling citizens feel safer in their community. You can read the full policy here.
Some things that the van will be looking out for include littering, fly-tipping, vandalism, intimidation, and harassment.
Cllr Jen Preston, Environment, Transport and Net Zero Convener, said: “I’m delighted we’re able to provide enhanced security and public assurance with the introduction of the mobile CCTV unit.
“We want residents to feel supported and safe within their own communities, and the increased surveillance provided by the CCTV van will provide a visible deterrent against anti-social behaviour.
“If you are at all impacted by anti-social behaviour in Stirling, please know that you can report it. Our new piece of equipment will be able to assist in gathering evidence and help to discourage people from behaving in ways that are either a nuisance, intimidating or harmful to residents.”
If you have an anti-social behaviour incident to report, you can do so here.