Surveillance Cameras Proposed to Guard Anne Arundel Crime Hot Spots

A lack of cops and an increase in crimes has pushed Anne Arundel County Councilman Pete Smith to propose eye in the sky surveillance cameras for crime hot spots around the county.  As reported on WBAL-TV:

Anne Arundel County Councilman Pete Smith (D-Severn) is leading the push for cameras in certain neighborhoods, mostly in the northern portion of the county, that have seen consistent calls for robbery, theft and assault.

“I believe it’s going to perform or act as a deterrent for those who are seeking to do harm in Anne Arundel County,” Smith said.

While cost and quantity of cameras remains a question the Councilman has been consulting with Baltimore City who operates a similar program called Citiwatch.

For more information read the full report on WBAL-TV.

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