CCTV to be installed after ‘violent’ customer in Northampton admin

Jake DietschGeraldton Guardian
A CCTV security camera.
Camera IconA CCTV security camera. Credit: ElasticComputeFarm/Pixabay (user ElasticComputeFarm)

Security has been beefed up at Shire council buildings in Northampton and Kalbarri.

The Shire of Northampton Council this week approved the installation of CCTV in the administrative centres of both towns.

A report to the council revealed an event occurred in the Northampton office “that was considered dangerous due to the violent nature of a customer”.

It is understood the incident, before Christmas, involved an aggressive person but that no one was physically injured.

The lack of footage after the incident prompted local police to urge the Shire to install CCTV.

The CCTV installation will cost $4900.

The council approved the installation of a security system to cover the Northampton Visitors Centre and RSL Hall area.

The Northampton RSL indicated they were able to display a collection of war memorabilia “valued very highly” but were reluctant without a boost to security in the hall.

As a result the council voted this week to install the security system at a cost of $2400 and $15 per week for monitoring and maintenance.

The service will be monitored from Perth.

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