SAFER TOWN: CCTV cameras have assisted Nanango police in solving crime.
SAFER TOWN: CCTV cameras have assisted Nanango police in solving crime. Christian Morrow

CCTV makes country town safer

NANANGO has become a safer place to live in following the installation of 15 CCTV cameras.

That's according to Nanango Police Sergeant Brett Smith.

The cameras were added to the CBD in July and have become an invaluable tool for the police in solving crime.

"It has assisted our roles greatly and we refer to it multiple times a shift,” Sgt Smith said.

Officers use the footage to help identify suspects and cars, and to help establish a timeline in investigations.

"Nanango central business district is most beneficial for the cameras because it provides a security blanket for the community,” Sgt Smith said.

The police continue to rely on footage from private businesses to be the missing pieces of the puzzle, and Sgt Smith would like to see expansion of the CCTV network in known blackspots.

"It is an asset, and in my opinion every small country town needs this,” Sgt Smith said.

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