Assemblyman: Plan for Woodlawn, Wakefield cameras moving forward
A plan is moving forward to put cameras up in public areas in Woodlawn and Wakefield.
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz told News 12 that the effort is intended to help police fight crime.
“I sat down with each of the commanding officers with a map to agree upon places…where they think they could be most useful," says Dinowitz.
In all, 18 cameras will be set up. Four cameras will be placed within the 52nd Precinct and 47th Precinct. Ten others will be within the confines of the 50th Precinct.
Dinowitz says the cameras will be in public locations and will “help make people safe.”
The assemblyman says $1.35 million has been requested for the cameras, and is still waiting for that to go through the bureaucratic procedure for approval.