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Lambeth council’s CCTV team honoured by the Met

Lambeth council’s CCTV suite staff received a series of awards from the Met Police during the first awards ceremony of its kind in the capital.

More than 60 awards in total were presented by Commander Simon Letchford during a ceremony hosted at New Scotland Yard on Friday.

Lambeth’s team received five individual awards from the police for examples of exceptional work.

Cllr Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “I’m delighted that our team has been recognised for their outstanding work.

“They work alongside the police and other agencies helping to make our borough a safer place for the people who live, work and visit Lambeth.”

Lambeth’s CCTV Operators are contracted to the council by the OCS Group and the firm’s manager and area manager joined the borough’s team to celebrate their success.

Each operator had their nomination read out, in many cases highlighting how the partnership between local authorities and the Met had been crucial in taking dangerous weapons and offenders off the streets of London.

The Met and local authorities have been working together since 1996 on sharing information gathered using CCTV. This partnership was strengthened in 2000 when councils formed the London CCTV Managers Group which resulted in Met police radios being used at London suites.

The practise remains as a major way in which the police work with local authorities to protect the public and maintain security for the capital.

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