City may buy 3 new cameras – Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The Common Council is expected to vote this week on a proposal to purchase three new public safety cameras for $25,000.

Meanwhile, the city recently received another two public safety cameras through District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek’s office. 

Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said the cameras will help gather evidence in serious crimes and won’t be used to cite motorists for minor traffic infractions.

“Any tool we can use in keeping our streets safe, we will look at it,” McCaffrey said. “We know the cameras help us gather evidence when there’s an incident.”

The city already has several public safety cameras. McCaffrey declined to state where they’re located or where any of the new ones will be placed.

The expected purchase is timely, as numerous shootings and other violent incidents have occurred in various neighborhoods over the past few weeks.


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