City officials are poring through proposals from four companies regarding purchase and installation of surveillance cameras for several Columbus locations.
They are proposed for Fourth and Washington streets at The Commons, 11th and Washington streets, Morningside Park in the East Columbus neighborhood and the Columbus Police Department training facility on Andrews Street. The city also will seek a second camera at Ninth Street Park.
When proposals were requested, city officials said they were considering use of the cameras to assist public-safety efforts near areas with a high number of police calls, such as the 11th and Washington streets intersection and Ninth Street Park, and to protect high-value public property at The Commons.
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