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Police Surveillance Cameras Coming to Dewey Beach

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DEWEY BEACH, Del.- The Town of Dewey Beach is purchasing a camera surveillance system to monitor public activity on Route 1, especially during the busy summer months.

According to town officials, the camera will be used by police to increase their awareness, dispatch officers to incidents, record video when necessary and cut down on crime. The eight cameras will be able to tilt, pan and zoom from their controls at the Dewey Beach Police Department.

Some people believe the cameras are a good idea, while others think police are invading their privacy.

"I feel it might be a little much," said Paul Manzolillo. "It's an invasion of a lot of people's privacy, cause not everyone wants to be watched 24-7 while they're walking down the street."

"Beach towns can get pretty obnoxious," said Chris Okamuro. "I think any increase in police presence is a good thing."

The Town Council doesn't expect the cost of the camera system to exceed $95,000. The town will foot half the bill, with the other half coming from donations and grant funds.

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