There are more unblinking eyes watching you in Timmins.
Splitting the cost with the province, the Timmins Police Service has installed five new video cameras. Sgt. Camille Camirand says that brings its complement to more than two dozen.
“The cameras are pretty much spread out through the entire municipality,” he states, “from Porcupine all the way through to the west end of the city.”
They’re not monitored, but recordings are kept for two weeks. Camirand says the video is heavily used for both criminal and traffic investigations. The cameras help cut down on the incidence of crime.
“We don’t try to hide them. They are visible to the public,” Camirand adds. “There is signage with the Timmins Police logo, indicating that the area is under surveillance. But they definitely work as a deterrent as well.”