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$300,000 to assist police with crime prevention in Liverpool

August 09, 2013

Chris Hayes, Federal Member for Fowler, today announced the Liverpool City Council had received $300,000 of Federal funding under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

The Proceeds of Crime Act (2002) enables money from assets of crime confiscated under Commonwealth law to be returned to the community.

"We are taking money from criminals and putting it back into the community to prevent crime before it occurs and make it easier for police to respond to criminal activity", Mr Hayes said.

Liverpool City Council will use the funding to expand on the already existing CCTV network and install up to 30 additional CCTV cameras and improve lighting in the Liverpool CBD.

"CCTV cameras deter crime. They allow for timely detection and response from the police and increase community confidence and safety. The extra cameras being rolled out will help to keep our community safe.

"I have consistently supported the push by the Liverpool Local Area Command to install CCTV cameras in Liverpool CBD", Mr Hayes added.

The Federal Government Proceeds of Crime initiative is expected to bring in at least $30 million over the next three years which will be used to further deter and combat crime.