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Anti-terror move: SAPOL given live access to Adelaide Oval cameras

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The State Government will give SA Police live access to Adelaide Oval’s 400 CCTV cameras in a new move to increase security at the ground.

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The Government said today the measure would be in place in time for the Ashes Test, beginning on December 2, giving Police the capacity to monitor the CCTV network in real-time and coordinate with officers at the ground.

In a related move, the Government will also provide training to 60 major event managers in South Australia to “ensure they can mitigate against the types of horrific incidents we have seen occurring in crowded places around the globe”.

Ahead of a special COAG meeting tomorrow on counter-terrorism, the Government said it has established a Countering Violent Extremism Taskforce to coordinate safety efforts.

Deputy Police Commissioner Linda Williams said the CCTV vision was part of a coordinated effort to improve security in and around Adelaide Oval.

“The South Australia Police continue to review and assess appropriate procedures with regard to high profile places of mass gatherings that may be vulnerable to attacks similar to other events from around the world,” she said.

“This includes ongoing reviews and upgrades at prominent locations such as the Adelaide Oval to improve security at the venue and increase public safety.”

– InDaily

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