More police cameras to be installed to keep Singapore safer” CCTP program director interview to The New Paper newspaper.

Footage from police cameras across the island have helped to crack more than 1,900 criminal cases since their introduction five years ago.

And more criminals are likely to be caught on camera in the next few years, with 11,000 more police cameras (PolCams) being installed in 2,500 locations. The PolCams will be placed in public areas with high foot traffic like town centres, hawker centres and linked walkways.

The first wave of cameras, PolCam 1.0, saw 65,000 cameras installed in housing neighbourhoods from 2012.

From these, the police retrieved and reviewed around 3,800 pieces of video footage to help solve 1,900 cases, said a police spokesman in response to queries by The New Paper.

Camera footage was integral in cases such as theft, outrage of modesty and unlicensed moneylending harassment, he said.

The second wave, PolCams 2.0, which were introduced from June last year, are equipped with “pan-tilt-zoom functions and 360-degree field-of-view that are able to detect anomalous events”, the spokesman added

Footage from police cameras across the island have helped to crack more than 1,900 criminal cases since their introduction five years ago.

And more criminals are likely to be caught on camera in the next few years, with 11,000 more police cameras (PolCams) being installed in 2,500 locations. The PolCams will be placed in public areas with high foot traffic like town centres, hawker centres and linked walkways.

The first wave of cameras, PolCam 1.0, saw 65,000 cameras installed in housing neighbourhoods from 2012.

From these, the police retrieved and reviewed around 3,800 pieces of video footage to help solve 1,900 cases, said a police spokesman in response to queries by The New Paper.

Camera footage was integral in cases such as theft, outrage of modesty and unlicensed moneylending harassment, he said.

The second wave, PolCams 2.0, which were introduced from June last year, are equipped with “pan-tilt-zoom functions and 360-degree field-of-view that are able to detect anomalous events”, the spokesman added