By: Lauren Keith
At the Public Safety Office, these dispatchers and officers can easily swivel the joystick and see what you may be up to.
"We're not looking in houses or in neighborhoods that closely, but it's no different than walking into Wal-mart or the bank!" said Chief Juden.
He says the cameras are set up in places with a history of high crime. They also keep a close eye on busy intersections, like
Five cameras now watch over the streets near the housing authority's 253 apartments. Director Bobby Henry hopes this helps cut down on crime. “Such things as someone trying to break into a unit--we can see what's going on, and if someone's trying to vandalize a vehicle. We'll see that! If it doesn't deter crime, then at least it will help us catch the person who's committing the crime," says Henry.
But not everyone who lives here likes "Big Brother" watching over them. “It makes you feel like a prisoner in your own neighborhood, so I hate the cameras, I say take 'em down," said Latavia Flye of