JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are expanding their security camera network with the purchase of several new cameras that will be deployed around the city.
On Monday night, Jamestown’s City Council approved the purchase of eight PTZ Cameras and two Cisco switches totaling $47,899.
Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings says camera deployment gives officers an extra eye in the city.
“For us they have been beneficial in a lot of different investigations we’ve had,” explained Chief Snellings. “The obvious ones with follow-ups from traffic accidents, but we’ve also captured a shooting at ninth and main, it helped us in a missing person case, and we’ve captured some illegal activity in other parts of the city too.”
Snellings says in addition to deploying cameras at several new locations, his department will replace two aging sets at the corners of Second and Washington Streets.