Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Denver Police want to add surveillance cameras for the convention

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The Denver Post reports that the Denver Police Department wants to add 20 surveillance cameras to several areas around downtown Denver. They are hoping that the added surveillance will make the convention more secure.

Police hope to install at least 20 high-tech video cameras by spring that can capture images as detailed as faces and license plates, said police Sgt. Ernie Martinez.

"All officers have radios, but we want to put eyes to those ears," Martinez said. "It puts a cop on every corner for the protection of the citizens in the area."

This leads to the question of who will be paying for these cameras that can cost as much as $20,000 each. With security funding still pending Denver may be stuck with the bill.