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Salford Addresses Crime Prevention and Detection

Posted: 31 August 2010

Salford Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership is reaping the benefits, while criminals pay the price, of a multi award winning crime prevention project.
Using state of the art technology and up to date information, the system has already resulted in a reduction in crime rates and a reduction in the fear of crime. The project has the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), the definitive land and property database for the whole of England and Wales - at its heart. The project recently won the 2009 NLPG Exemplar Award for Most Innovative Use.
"What we needed was a map based solution with an incident pinpointing tool that enabled us to quickly and accurately locate an incident, identify possible high quality CCTV coverage and the means to request coverage from any camera owner" commented Paul Coward, Corporate GIS Consultant at Salford City Council. As part of the project, Salford developed an online service, accessible via the Council's public facing website, which enabled visitors to identify and record CCTV camera locations on a map before adding contact and camera information.
"The NLPG is in effect the glue that holds the whole thing together enabling us to accurately locate an incident, identify cameras in the vicinity and secure footage for crime detection. The system has also led to better liaison between partner organisations and agencies resulting in proactive monitoring and increased use of existing resources for applications such as emergency planning, insurance claim investigation and targeting benefit fraud."
Salford City Council was recognised for their innovation and performance by winning the 2009 'National Land and Property Gazetteer' Exemplar Award for Most Innovative Use. Salford CCTV GIS was also awarded the 2008 prize for 'CCTV Innovation and Management' by the CCTV Users Forum.

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PR Contact: William Allbrook, Tel: +44(0)1666 826641, Email: [email protected]
Intelligent Addressing contact: Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, +44(0)207 747 3500, E-mail: [email protected], www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk
Notes to editors:
The NLPG is a joint venture between all local authorities in England and Wales, the Local Government Information House, part of the Local Government Group and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
Intelligent Addressing is an information management specialist and data provider, focusing on land and property data, particularly addresses. As well as being the joint venture partner with local government in the development of the NLPG, IA also manages the national datasets for local government; the NLPG and the National Street Gazetteer (NSG). Data is an essential yet high-cost resource to maintain. IA helps organisations find, utilise and manage the information that they need and provides services to any organisation that depends on the accuracy, manageability and versatility of its information.
Local Government Information House is part of the Local Government Group. LGIH concentrates on core projects that have maximum benefit for the whole of local government. To this end, LGIH focuses on geographical information-related projects, as the standardisation of this type of data affects more than 80 per cent of what local government does. LGIH acts as an intermediary between the public and the private sector enabling it to negotiate with private companies on behalf of local authorities in order to provide key parts of a technical infrastructure for improved service delivery.
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