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Additional Surveillance Cameras to be Installed Soon

Post Date:05/25/2018 7:45 AM

After a successful pilot program where eight surveillance cameras were installed on the intersection of 101 Avenue (Main Street) and 101 Street, Lac La Biche County will be installing additional cameras along Main Street.

County staff will place cameras at the intersections of 101 Avenue and 102 Street (near Twintel) and 101 Avenue and 103 Street (near Squirrely’s Gas Bar). Please use caution when driving or walking near County workers. The cameras at the 102 Street intersection should be in place before the end of June, and the cameras at the 103 Street intersection should be installed before mid-July.

The cameras are intended to promote public safety, and to aid law enforcement in their investigations. When the cameras are installed, recordings will only be accessible to the County’s Information Technology and Enforcement Services departments, along with the RCMP. No other County employee has access to the recordings, recordings cannot be released to the public (as per the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection Act), and recordings are kept for 30 days.

The cameras are only for enforcement related to pedestrians on sidewalks and nearby roads, and will only be consulted after the fact—no one will be monitoring the cameras in real time. The cameras are not intended for traffic enforcement.

If you see any suspicious activities in these areas or elsewhere, please continue to contact the RCMP or County Peace Officers for enforcement-related matters.

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