Jersey City to install 40 new cameras to combat crime
Officials say the new cameras are being placed using crime data identifying areas of historically higher crime and feedback from the community.
The $850,000 cost for the first two phases of the program is being paid by a combination of Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funds and capital budget funds.
“We moved to a system with four stationary cameras at each location, providing more coverage at each location.”
The city’s goal is to place cameras in 50 different locations. The first new cameras were placed in six parks and 13 street locations.
The latest step includes laying down fiber lines and extending them from existing lines to the new and future locations.