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Columbus Considers Installing Security Cameras Across City

The proposal to install security cameras in public sites across the city is expected to cost about $116,000.

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The cameras would survey certain public streets and parks in the city.

The city of Columbus is considering installing high-definition video cameras at key public sites.

The Republic reports the city will discuss the proposal over the next month.

Locations around Columbus would be outfitted with high-definition video cameras beaming street and park activities to the county emergency operations center and police department front desk…Police officers would be able to access the camera feeds from laptop computers or tablets in their squad cars, police said.

Mayor Kristen Brown says the proposal originated from residents‘ concerns and is expected to cost about $116,000.

City officials are working on a request for proposals and hope to have bids by mid-January.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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