Eagle Eye camera system launched in Tunapuna

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Eagle Eye camera system launched in Tunapuna

A 24-hour police-monitored CCTV system called Eagle Eye has been launched in Tunapuna.

The launch took place at the Tunapuna Police Station on Thursday and saw the installation of over 100 cameras across the district, which has seen an upsurge in murders and violence.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Junior Benjamin, during his address at the launch, warned criminals to stay out of Tunapuna, saying they will be caught.

Benjamin said the police service intends to roll out such initiatives nationwide, as they aligned with the TTPS’ strategic plan to build community relationships.

“I want to also say that this will also help in us being able to mitigate against certain risk factors that we believe will send a positive message to at least those who might want to come to Tunapuna to do all sorts of acts. We are saying that Tunapuna is out of bounds from today!”

The project 100 plus cameras were paid for and will be maintained by members of the Greater Tunapuna Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GTCIC) and the Tunapuna Station Community Council (TPSCC).

Head of the division, Snr Supt Richard Smith, said the Eagle Eye project was already reaping rewards, with the interception of car thieves hours after a vehicle was stolen outside a supermarket.

GTCIC president Ramon Gregorio said the project fosters a symbiotic relationship between communities and police. He said with businesses working with police and pooling resources, they can “create a resilient business ecosystem that fosters growth, innovation and prosperity”.