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More Surveillance Cameras Possible for Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury Police Department is in the research stage of adding more surveillance cameras throughout the city.

In the wake of the Boston Bombings, many municipalities are turning to more cameras as a measure to keep their residents safe.  The city of Salisbury already has six cameras that have been operation for a few years.  Police officials say in that time, they have certainly made a difference.

"They work out very well for us.  We've actually made a couple of arrests based off the information and footage that we've received from the cameras," said Police Chief, Barbara Duncan.

Many of the cameras in place are in the downtown Salisbury area including at the library, Holiday Inn, and at West Main Street and Delaware Avenue.  But there is a potential for more in the city.  Duncan said the department is looking into adding more cameras to look over the Riverwalk and the park.

"I think the big thing that we are very concerned about is balancing.  So we are balancing the public's right to privacy versus the ability and capability of our agency to keep the public safe," Duncan said.

The chief said the department has taken a look at the camera system at Salisbury University and may use some of the ideas that are being used on that campus.  There is no timetable for when the cameras could be installed but police officials say surveillance camera vendors will be submitting proposals to the police department in the near future.

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