Police installed 9 cameras on the city's west side in April of 2011. Chief Fowler says that since then, there has been a 25% percent drop in the number of crimes reported in those areas.
"There's no doubt in my mind these cameras work. The numbers speak for themselves and I've seen it," says Chief Fowler.
Money to pay for the new cameras will come from a $680,000 federal grant. The city hopes to begin installing the new cameras in September and have them up by the end of the year.