WSU police install new security cameras following arson cases

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by Chris Nguyen & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 6:17 PM

PULLMAN-- Washington State University police are boosting security after a string of fires set on campus.

They’ve increased foot patrols at night and purchased new safety equipment.

Police say their investment in new technology will work for the benefit of the students.

“My apartment was right next door to that apartment complex, and I was a little scared, and not sure what was going on campus,” Junior Sara Buchanan said.

The four suspicious fires hit WSU Pullman at the start at the summer session. Those fires caused more than $800,000 in damage. The suspects have yet to be caught.

The police installed fifteen brand new surveillance cameras. At $300 a piece, they were purchased with money from the university central fund. Police say they’ve been placed in various locations including access doors, walking paths, and other vulnerable spots.

Most students say they like the idea.

“I don’t think there should be a reason you need to be scared if somebody is watching you. You shouldn’t be doing things you shouldn’t be doing in the first place,” Senior Andrew Toner said.

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