JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Department has expanded the number of traffic security cameras in operation throughout the city.
On Thursday afternoon Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings was joined by mayor Sam Teresi and Johnson Foundation co-trustee John Sellstrom to announce that the new cameras are now in place and operational.
According to Chief Snellings, cameras have been installed at seven designated intersections in the city. They are in high traffic areas and areas of town that are more prone to criminal activity. The cameras can not be used for traffic violations, such as speeding or running a light.
The cameras are at three locations on Main Street where it intersects with Harrison, Sixth, and Eighth Streets. One has also been installed at the intersection of Fourth and Pine streets; Winsor and Second streets; Winsor and English streets, and also two locations on Washington Street.
The total cost to install the cameras was $112,000 – with much of the funding provided by a $100,000 grant from the Johnson Foundation. Other partners include Jamestown BPU and DFT Communications.