100 New Cameras to Combat Street Crime in Vicksburg

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VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — The City of Vicksburg has added six new cameras in high crime areas. The new additions brings the total number of cameras watching over local citizens in public spaces to 100. The cameras are in various locations around the city including local parking garages. City IT director Pam Newton told the Vicksburg Post that the cameras are high-resolution capable of picking up activity in great detail. Feeds from the cameras will be monitored by police at Vicksburg-Warren 911 and at the Vicksburg Police Department. Police warn that anyone caught destroying or damaging any of the cameras wwill be arrested and punished under state law which proviudes for fines of up to $25,000 and/or up to 20 years in prison. About 50 additional cameras are already planned for installation in the near future.

 


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