A RECRUITMENT drive has been launched by Herefordshire Council to sign up members of the public keen to see the county's crime-busting CCTV cameras continue to deter criminals.

The council wants to appoint between six and eight volunteers to become independent CCTV inspectors to oversee the procedural running of the system and make recommendations on how to improve it.

"Herefordshire's CCTV cameras have had a major impact on reducing crime across the county and helping secure police prosecutions," said Debbie Stringer, CCTV officer.

"This is an opportunity for us to recruit enthusiastic, right-minded and inquisitive individuals who want to contribute to community life and ensure the cameras continue to operate to the highest standard."

The only job specifications are that volunteers are independent of Herefordshire Council, enthusiastic and keen.

"The main duty of the inspectors will be to cast an independent eye over the CCTV operations and to report back to the council with their findings," said Ms Stringer.

Interested applicants will be subject to satisfactory police check clearances.

For more details, call Ms Stringer on 01432 261713 or email djs@herefordshire.gov.uk.