Kompas.com confirms that the Bali police will be installing an additional 75 CCTV cameras in potential high crime areas in Denpasar and the Badung regency.
The Head of Public Relations for the Bali Police, I Gde Sugianyar, told the press on October 29, 2009, that the installation of the additional CCTV units is part of the police force's program to reduce the recent upsurge in criminal activity, including the robbery of a BRI Bank branch. He continued: "The installation is 95% complete and recordings from the CCTV will be monitored from three separate call centers at the Kuta Precinct, the traffic police in Denpasar and police headquarters."
15 new units have been put in operation in Denpasar and 60 units in the Badung regency.
The police spokesman refused to be more specific on exact locations for the cameras, saying their positions will be camouflaged and kept secret from criminal elements.
In addition to the new CCTV units, the Bali police will also reactivate the 112 emergency call center. Public needing police assistance will only need to dial 112 to obtain an instant response.
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