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City moves forward with surveillance camera placement
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock city leaders moved forward with a plan to place more surveillance cameras throughout the city, and police are hoping the move will reduce crime.

The city Board of Directors voted Tuesday night to forgo the bidding process and enter into a contract with Crime Point. Last month, they approved half a million dollars for police to purchase and install 50 cameras.

City manager Bruce Moore said they're still working on who will monitor the cameras.

"What I talked to the Chief about recently was individuals who are assigned to light duty because they've been hurt and can't be out on patrols. So, we're going to look at a combination of ways to staff it," he explained.

The cameras will record video 24-7, and officers will be able to monitor them from police sub-stations.

Police will study crime trends to help decide where to put them.

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