From The Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — The city of Center Point has approved the purchase of more Flock Safety cameras to place throughout the city.
Mayor Tom Henderson recently proposed the purchase of the cameras and the city council approved the move. Henderson said the city already has four cameras and the next purchase will be for 36 additional cameras.
“I think it will help,” said Henderson. “We’re looking forward to getting the new ones up. Hopefully, it will help calm things down.”
The council approved the purchase of 50 cameras, so there could be more added at a later date.
Henderson said the cameras have already helped Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office fight crime.
“What we’re trying to do is catch them going into the larger areas,” said Henderson. “We’ve got so many entrances into Center Point. I mean, you can come in from anywhere. So, we’re trying to cover most of those so that we have them going and coming and into the neighborhoods.”
The city of Clay recently approved the purchase of 37 Flock cameras for subdivisions.
The cameras take snapshots of tags and alert authorities to stolen tags, stolen vehicles, and to tags registered to a person with a warrant. Authorities can also enter “hot list” information to search for certain vehicles.