- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say police in Syracuse will install up to 25 new cameras across several notoriously crime-prone locations in the city.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/1VRzNTy ) the Common Council approved the expenditure 8-1 Tuesday.

Police will use a $400,000 technology grant from the New York state Dormitory Authority for the installation.

First Deputy Police Chief Joseph Cecile says the pole-mounted cameras will join 91 others across the city.

Officials say Washington Square Park will receive the new cameras along with the Richmond Street-Wall Street and Upper Onondaga Park areas.

Syracuse’s first surveillance cameras were installed in 2011 on the Near West Side.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com


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