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Crime Chief reveals that security cameras around the city are not directly monitored by Police, but by the Office of the President

shot0001Deputy Commissioner of Police and Crime Chief Seelall Persaud has disclosed that surveillance footage gathered by the CCTV cameras set up around the city as part of crime fighting efforts are not kept by the Police, but rather some other security organization operating out of the Office of the President. Seelall could not name that organization, but said that the Guyana Police Force is given footage upon request.

Seelall said he believes that the cameras have helped in their efforts to fight crime, but their operations he thinks could be improved.

Commissioner Brummel on the other hand said that though he cannot say if all the cameras are working, there is at least one instance he knows of where footage from a crime was captured and put in the press.

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