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Tupelo installing cameras in public areas

The city of Tupelo will be installing security cameras to public parks and locations during the coming months.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 7:17 PM
Updated: Nov. 9, 2018 9:12 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The city of Tupelo will be installing security cameras to public parks and locations during the coming months.

It was announced at a meeting on Tuesday that cameras will be placed at Ballard Park, Veterans Park, City Hall, Tupelo Municipal Court, the Metro Fuel Station and the Tupelo Aquatic Center.

The project will cost the city around $165,000 and is said to be focused primarily on the safety and security of the sites

"Vandalizing, graffiti, when they do stuff to the parks. This is a way, hopefully, a way where we can start to curb that, to get that to slow down or to stop,” said Alex Farned, Director of Parks and Recreation.

The city is planning to have the project done by the end of the spring, as they hope to be finished before school gets out for the summer.

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