Gardai and Councillors want more CCTV in Letterkenny

The Joint Policing Committee in Letterkenny is backing calls for two extra CCTV cameras in the town.

Members were told that since its introduction in 2008, 353 separate clips which can be used in court have been requested by gardai.

The system has an annual running cost of €3,600, but that's set to increase substantially, with the fibre network owners seeking an extra €5,600 a year.

Two new cameras would cost over €9,000 initially, and Inspector David Kelly is hopeful that the funding can be found:

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JPC member and Cllr Tadhg Culbert says CCTV is an investment which will pay dividends, and a small investment every year would significantly improve the network.

He says the combined support of the council and the gardai will lend weight to funding applications:

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