Pullman police to decide where to place new cameras

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by Shawn Chitnis & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 13 at 7:41 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. – The city of Pullman recently received a large grant from the Department of Justice to install new security cameras around town.

There are plenty of businesses and homes along Greek Row but not any cameras, which is why police say it is the first area they want to install the new equipment.

Police say the area surrounding Adams Mall on College Hill has a high number of disturbances and assaults.

Police Chief Gary Jenkins says they are still asking for bids and need to decide what kind of cameras they will use.  He says they also need to decide where to put them all.

Police say they want to get public input in order to help them review and make changes to the policies around the new cameras.

The $300,000 dollars from the Department of Justice requires the money to also be used toward research of how useful the cameras are in the locations where they are installed.

One police decide where to put the cameras, they will not be installed until the summer.

Police say trees need to be in full bloom in order to see if they impact signals for the new equipment.

Stubblefields will host the first of three information meetings over the next few months so the public can learn more about the cameras.

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