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(3 PM) JPD To Deploy Mobile Security Camera During Parade

From left, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, and Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief and city public safety director, with the new mobile wireless video surveillance system that will be used for the first time during the 2019 Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration Friday. The mobile security camera was purchased earlier this year to assist the Jamestown Police Department during community events, like the Christmas parade. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

There will be an extra “eye in the sky” to ensure everyone attending the Jamestown 2019 Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration Friday is being nice and not naughty.

On Wednesday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, and Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief and city public safety director, announced that the new mobile wireless video surveillance system will be used for the first time during the annual parade, which starts at 5 p.m. with live music from For the People at Tracy Plaza. The parade is scheduled to reach the plaza around 6:30 p.m.

Snellings said the new mobile surveillance camera will be stationed at the corner of Third and Spring streets during the parade.

“We want to center it where there will be a large group of people,” he said.

Teresi said the $27,000 security camera was approved for purchase by the Jamestown City Council in August. He said they received the camera at the end of September. Snellings said they tested the camera a couple of times and now it’s ready to be deployed during the parade.

“It will see its first live action at a community event,” Teresi said.

See Thursday’s edition of The Post-Journal for more coverage.

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