CLOSED circuit television cameras (CCTV) will soon be installed in the northern towns now that the police have completed feasibility studies on the location of the equipment.
Divisional police commander north SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau yesterday confirmed they were working with the Labasa and Savusavu town councils to identify possible areas for the installation of the cameras.
"We have conducted feasibility studies and working on identifying areas in Savusavu and Labasa for the cameras," he said.
"We want areas suitable for the operation of the cameras and this is done as we work towards reducing the rate of crime in the Northern Division."
SSP Lutunacaucau said similar installations were undertaken in the Central and Western divisions as part of efforts to curb criminal activities.
Labasa and Savusavu special administrator Vijay Chand confirmed they were working with police to identify suitable areas for the cameras.
He said he was grateful to the police for the positive move because it was a way of providing a safer and secure northern economy.
In June, Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua said it was important for people to understand that the cameras were not installed to invade privacy or to spy on the public.
Brigadier-General Naivalurua made the statement during the signing of a memorandum between the police and the Lautoka City Council.
He said it was about moving around safely and knowing that women and children would be safe and secure.