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Starkville camera project aims to enhance public safety

A new camera project is aiming to enhance public safety in Starkville.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2019 6:30 PM
Updated: Feb. 7, 2019 6:30 PM

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enhance public safety. w-t-v-a's nicole dantzler reports on what their project looks like.. that's right, the starkville police department and the city's information technology department teamed up to do the municipal camera project. the project aims to enhance public safety and right now they're planning to roll out phase one of the project. ." (take pkg) phase one of the project includes installing ten cameras in these areas where it heavily populated. the new cameras have flashing red and blue lights so people can see exactly where they are. mayor lynn spruill says this project os not meant to be intrusive but only to better observe the community. "it allows us to be proactive as opposed to reactive and you know we want everyone to feel safe and secure. we have a lot of kids here who are away from home for the first time and we want their parents to feel comfortable that they're in a community that caring for them and that makes them feel safe." to start they're installing the new cameras in places with a lot of foot traffic like the entertainment district, parks and the sportsplex. spokesperson of the police department brandon lovelady says this project is solely to enhance public safety, protect assets and to hopefully deter crime. (take sot) "yes we did start with some uh areas that usually have more events and things like that. this is just part of a long term program, hopefully we just want citizens to feel safe, um or feel safer." public information officer brandon lovelady- starkville this project is an expansion of what the police department has been doing for years now. the main difference is the type of cameras they use which the mayor says is more robust and informative by how clear they are. officer brandon lovelady says the project so far has been a tremendous help to them and he predicts that this program will make residents feel safer and may help out evidence wise in certain cases. live in starkville nicole dantzler wtva 9 news. a man
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