PULLMAN, Wash.—The Pullman Police Department just received a federal grant to put up video cameras across the city.
The $300 thousand grant is aimed to cut down on violent crimes and neighborhood complaints through the cameras. The cameras will send a live video feed to police stations and police cars.
The camera locations will be determined through research and analysis conducted by Washington State University. Initial research indicates the Adams Mall area of College Hill is a location where cameras could have a positive impact. It is an area frequented by college students near campus.
The department is developing a video policing policy to establish the best practices for authorized use of the cameras and video and to address privacy concerns. They have planned several public information meetings. To check times and dates click here.