First Posted: 4/18/2012 2:39:43 AM | Last Updated: 4/18/2012 2:39:44 AM
CAMERAS IN PARKS
(Lawrenceville, Ga., April 17, 2012) – Gwinnett commissioners Tuesday took steps to improve public safety in public places, including county parks and buildings. They approved a $240,000 contract with GC&E Systems, Inc. to install and maintain security cameras over the next year.
Community Services Director Phil Hoskins explained that Parks and Recreation will use about $170,000 of the contract to install new security cameras in various parks and park facilities. Support Services will use the remainder, mostly for repair and maintenance of existing cameras at county facilities.
About two-thirds of the funding will come from the SPLOST sales tax program with rest from the administrative support and other funds.
Police Chief Charles Walters described the contract as an extension of the Park Smart program that began in 2010 to improve park safety.