Forty-four closed circuit television cameras have been installed or upgraded in the Wellington central business district to deter criminal activity.
The project has been funded with $300,000 from the federal government, $250,000 from the NSW government and $280,000 from Dubbo Regional Council.
It brings the total number of CCTV cameras to 66.
Orana Mid-Western Acting Superintendent Paul Stephens said the cameras would allow police to disrupt the criminals in the Wellington area.
He said they were particularly helpful to track the movements of an offender.
"[On Thursday night] in Dubbo a woman was assaulted and her phone was stolen. We were able to identify the offenders relatively quickly and had the persons in custody in under an hour and the person has gone back before the court...as a result of it," Acting Superintendent Stephens said.
He said the CCTV footage streamed live to the Dubbo Police Station 24/7, ensuring "any time of the day or night they're always looked at".
Dubbo MP Dugald Saunders said between Dubbo and Wellington there were now 167 cameras in 41 sites.
"Just recently we have seen police involved in some high-profile operations in Wellington, and combined with the installation of these cameras it is evident we are working to try and improve the crime situation in the town," Mr Saunders said.
...it is evident we are working to try and improve the crime situation...Dugald Saunders
Mayor Ben Shields said council worked in collaboration with the police to determine the locations of the cameras.
They have been installed in areas that will provide the most benefit to the police and the community.
"We know CCTV works, not only as a deterrent to anti-social and criminal behaviour, but it makes people in the community feel safer," Cr Shields said.
Federal member for Calare Andrew Gee said the government was always looking for ways to increase community safety and security.
Acting Superintendent Stephens said the CCTV could also be used to help find missing people, either by seeing their movements or providing the police with images they could share on social media when asking for the public's assistance.
The CCTV project was completed by local contractor Simtec Security and Surveillance.