Pullman Police to install video cameras with grant money | Crime
Updated - 2:13 p.m. - Pullman Police will soon be able to fight crime with new video cameras from a $300,000 grant. The Federal Department of Justice is awarding them the grant through the "Smart Policing Initiative" program that hopes to build data and evidence policies by increasing the effectiveness of crime response.
The video cameras will be placed at public locations that experience a high frequency of incidents. A live feed of footage will also be sent to the police station and their patrol vehicles.
Locations have not been chosen yet. Chief of Police, Gary Jenkins says that locations will be chosen by December.
Pullman Police will also be asking for community input to develop policies and procedures to make sure they don't affect privacy concerns.
Pullman Police is one of 12 grant recipients nationwide. The grant project period is two years.