CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - The city of Conway is looking into putting up surveillance cameras in public places for your safety. The Conway Police Department is in the process of looking for the best areas to host those cameras. The focus right now is to add them in popular public places like the at the Riverfront Park.
The other locations on the list so far are Smith Jones Park, Collins Park, and the Conway Recreation Center grounds. If approved, these locations would be covered by a recorded 24 hour surveillance camera. Cameras seem to be the latest security move for different parts of the Grand Strand. Horry County is in the process of installing and turning on cameras at six area boat landings to cut down on the number of car break-ins at those landings.
For Conway, the idea is to combat any crime that's happening on city property. Police say it's not about any particular high number of reported crimes, but more about police being proactive when it comes to knowing what's going on at all times in these areas.
"And at night time some of those areas are closed down and you can experience some periodic vandalisms that may occur and you'd be able to see that but also more of just we could see that 24 hours a day and have something recording on the city parks where a lot of people are."
City council will have to approve the locations for the proposed eight cameras before they're installed. At that point, the cost of the system will also be reviewed. The discussion will happen at the next city council meeting in a couple of weeks on August 4th.