Police narrow down high-crime areas for new cameras

By Ryan Poe

Memphis police continue to research the most effective locations for 70 new surveillance cameras as part of the city’s embryonic Neighborhood Sentinel Program.

Police officials and consultants told City Council members Tuesday they will choose one high-crime area in each of the seven council districts to receive 10 surveillance cameras after analyzing crime data from 21 targeted areas.

The city unveiled those 21 areas in a council committee meeting Tuesday, and said the areas that will receive the cameras should be decided in a matter of weeks, said Jim Harvey, a retired police deputy chief now working as a city consultant.

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