August 19, 2015
TCC Surveillance Footage Aids Investigation
Kamloops, B.C. – After recent thefts occurred at the Tournament Capital Centre, surveillance video footage provided by TCC staff was used by the RCMP to assist in their investigation and the arrest of the suspected individuals.
In the recent thefts, unsecured property and unlocked lockers were targeted, along with lockers equipped with lower quality locks that are easily removed with tools. Property stolen from lockers typically includes mobile phones, wallets, credit cards and keys.
As a response to the thefts, City staff will be increasing the number of security cameras and enhancing the security system to better serve future RCMP investigations. The new cameras will be higher resolution, optimize existing system layout and expand current coverage.
To enhance visitor experience and improve security the TCC will also install 144 “mini” wallet/key lockers and 200 additional full-size lockers that will be located in staff supervised/high visibility areas such as main lobby, Wellness Centre and Athlete’s Performance Centre.
“The Tournament Capital Centre is a safe and welcoming community recreation facility and these measures will build upon our excellent customer experience,” says Jeff Putnam, Parks and Civic Facilities Manager.
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