DEWEY BEACH, Del. -- The Delaware shore town of Dewey Beach plans to install eight new security cameras as early as Christmas.
Len Read, co-chair of the town's public safety task force, says the cameras are a "preventative measure more than anything."
The Daily Times of Salisbury reports (http://delonline.us/1bxUe0B ) that the town council recently made a motion to spend nearly $100,000 for a camera system. Police Chief Sam Mackert says a state law enforcement grant, a donation from Springbank Foundation and surplus revenue from the Winter Gala are also helping cover the cost.
A lawyer for a real estate partnership that owns a local seafood restaurant expressed concern the cameras could be used to monitor his client's activity. But the town solicitor says the cameras are intended to help only in prosecuting a crime.
Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/
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