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Neighborhood Surveillance Cameras Installed Around D.C.

AP | August 30 2006

WASHINGTON - D.C. police are installing a dozen surveillance cameras in city neighborhoods.

The cameras were authorized in the emergency crime legislation passed by the D.C. Council earlier this summer.

Police say officers won't usually be monitoring them in real time, but will watch replays of the video they record while investigating crimes.

Installation began Monday and is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

Chief Charles Ramsey chose the locations of the cameras based on calls for service, reported crimes and recommendations and requests from the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and other neighborhood groups.

Under the crime law, the cameras can be used for the 90-day crime emergency, but any further use requires further action by the council.

The new cameras will be at the following locations:

1200 block of Congress Street, SE (by 13th Place, SE)
2400-2500 blocks of Elvans Road, SE (by the cul-de-sac in the 2500 block)
1200 block of Meigs Place, NE (close to Montello Avenue, NE)
2000 block of Maryland Avenue, NE (by 21st Street, NE)
1700 block of Randolph Road, NE (by Lincoln Road, NE)
1400 block of 7th Street, NW (by O Street, NW)
1400 block of R Street, NW (by Johnson Avenue, NW)
3330 block of Georgia Avenue, NW (by Morton Street, NW)
2400 block of 18th Street, NW (north of Belmont Street, NW, across from alley)
100 block of M Street, NW (by First Place, NW)
3700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW (at New Hampshire Avenue, NW)
400 block of Kennedy Street, NW (by 5th Street, NW)


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