THE Chelmsford Council CCTV Control Centre has won the CCTV Team of the Year award.

Endorsed by the CCTV User Group, the centre was given the award in recognition of the professionalism and dedication shown by the team.

They were nominated by Link CCTV Systems and Essex Police.

Staff that work in the centre work in partnership with the police and play a pivotal role in helping keep Chelmsford safe.

Councillor Ian Grundy, in charge of safer communities, said: "Over the last year, the team has dealt with some difficult incidents. On many of these occasions, the team worked above and beyond what was required from them, staying on duty until the job had been completed."

Essex Police Chief Inspector Alan Cook added: "The support and assistance Essex Police receive from Chelmsford CCTV control room and its staff keeps the public safe, reduces crime and brings offenders to justice."

"I am delighted that their good work has been recognised with this well-deserved award."