Security Cameras Still Not in Service

Surveillance Cameras Behind Schedule in Virginia

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Smile! You’ll soon be on surveillance cameras in the City of Virginia, as councilors look to respond to crime.

Last fall the city council approved more than $200,000 to install 64 cameras throughout the town to be an extra set of eyes and ears for law enforcement if a violent crime were to occur.

The cameras were supposed to be up and running last month but were delayed due to an issue with fuses and the state electrical inspector.

While not everyone is on board with the idea of cameras, some in the community say it is a good move.

“Well the cameras themselves may be a deterrent. We don’t know that yet but they’re going to be a good tool for research if anything does happen and hopefully they will be a deterrent,” said Laurentian Chamber of Commerce President Bernie Collins.

Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe is hopeful the cameras will be up and running by the end of June. 

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