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Schools and outdoor swimming pools may get surveillance cameras

The pool in Hanaskog, in particular, has had problems with young people messing around after closing time.
The pool in Hanaskog, in particular, has had problems with young people messing around after closing time.
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Several public places in Östra Göinge may get surveillance cameras. The three-party coalition (Treklövern) who govern the municipality wants the officials to decide if and when necessary.

Many people feel unsafe in Östra Göinge. The last safety survey (Trygghetsmätning) showed that the perceived level of safety dropped to the same level as in Rosengård, Malmö. In addition, the number of crimes reported has increased, not least domestic violence.

The three-party coalition writes "Staying in the village should feel safe during all hours of the day" in its proposal for a new goal and results plan.

One item is security cameras, that is, surveillance cameras.

– We’re not saying that they should be set up, but we want to give the officials the opportunity to do so if they feel that it is needed. Where, when and how, they get to decide, says Patric Åberg (M), Chairman of the Municipal Executive Committee.

Where do you think they would be needed?

– There has been unrest by the schools in the evenings and on weekends, as well as at the Municipal Hall.

The Swedish Democrats, SD, praise the initiative. SD wants to go further to prevent crime:

– We want to get rid of drugs from the schools. You could maybe rent sniffer dogs, says Göte Färm, Group Leader for SD.

Sniffer dogs are present in Malmö, Eskilstuna and Örebro.

By summer, the pools in Hanaskog and Glimåkra may have surveillance. The pool in Hanaskog, in particular, has had problems with young people messing around after closing time.

The outdoor swimming pool opens on June 14th.

Surveillance camera in Rinmangymnasiet in Eskilstuna. Schools in Östra Göinge may also get cameras.
Foto: Naina Helén Jåma/TT
Surveillance camera in Rinmangymnasiet in Eskilstuna. Schools in Östra Göinge may also get cameras.