PULLMAN, Wash. – Video cameras will be placed in areas of high crime frequency thanks to a $300,000 federal grant to the Pullman Police Department and faculty and staff in criminal justice at Washington State University.
Once camera locations are identified, community input will be sought to address personal privacy concerns, according to a police department news release.
The WSU Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and the Washington State Institute for Community Oriented Policing at WSU will help with crime analysis, statistics and performance measures.
The U.S. Department of Justice Smart Policing Initiative grant is one of 12 given nationwide and is for the maximum amount available.
The two-year funding will be used in particular to address violent crimes and neighborhood disorders via placement of cameras in public locations where there is a high frequency of these crimes.