- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police and a nonprofit organization have announced a plan to put more security cameras in high-crime areas of the city.

Announced Thursday, it’s called the “Adopt-a-Block” program. Police officials and the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation said churches, businesses and homeowners work with the program to identify neighborhoods where cameras are needed.

Installation is approved on a case-by-case basis. Locations are selected based on crime trends.

The police department says the donor-supported Adopt-A-Block program was launched earlier this summer. Thirty-eight security cameras have been installed in neighborhoods so far.

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