Parkes Shire Council has partnered with Central West Police District to roll out the final phase of upgrades to the Parkes CBD security network.

The final phase, funded by the Australian Government's Safer Communities Fund, delivered 24 new cameras, artificial intelligence software, as well as a new video workstation based at Parkes Police Station.

Parkes Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Keith OAM thanked the Federal Government for helping to create a safer Parkes.

"The new system will act as a deterrent for crime and anti-social behaviour, assist police monitor and reduce these crimes, mitigate the threat posed by hostile vehicles and improve the perception of safety in the community."

Council now supports 91 CCTV cameras located throughout the Parkes CBD, from the Star Hotel to the Railway Bridge. The CCTV system utilises over 20 wireless links to provide connectivity between sites, with all cameras able to be accessed and viewed live from Parkes Police Station.

Chief Inspector David Cooper of the Central West police District said "this is a great initiative driven by Parkes Shire Council."

"Parkes Police use the CCTV system as part of a suite of investigative options. Being able to view and review incidents in real time means that Police can utilise the full functionality of the system and act quickly."

"The CCTV is a major part of our crime prevention and detection strategies. I would like to thank Parkes Shire Council for their support and collaborative approach to crime prevention," Chief Inspector Cooper added.

Under the funding, Council also purchased a Mobile CCTV Trailer that is deployed at any events and areas of concern. The trailer has four cameras providing 360 degree vision around the trailer at eye level and 3 PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) cameras on a mast to provide coverage to areas up to 450 metres away.