Merseyside Police has taken delivery of 27 Peugeot Expert vans, which have been transformed by technicians at Peugeot Specialist Vehicle Operations (PSVO) at Alconbury, into high visibility CCTV (closed circuit television) vehicles.
The bright yellow high visibility vans will be used as part of the ‘Be Streetsafe’ campaign, a Merseyside Police initiative, which aims to reduce robbery, street violence and general anti-social behaviour.
The new Expert vans join the force’s current fleet of ‘Be Streetsafe’ vehicles, which can regularly be seen patrolling Merseyside. The Expert vans will be used by the force for general neighbourhood patrol work with the aim of reassuring the public with their high-profile presence, while also enabling the police to respond quickly to community concerns, and to target hotspot areas.
Merseyside police says its ‘Be Streetsafe’ CCTV vans send a clear message to criminals – that they are being watched.
The vans can seat up to five police personnel and are fully fitted with CCTV equipment, as well as an arrest ‘cell’ for the safe and secure transport of two people.
Jon Morton, fleet sales manager at PSVO says: "The beauty of the Expert van is that it is not too big a vehicle and it is highly adaptable.
"Our aim is to meet the diverse demands of the various police forces across the country, and with the help of our team of technicians we can take any Peugeot vehicle and adapt it to their specific needs."Published 13 April 2003