MYRTLE BEACH (WMBF) - This weekend will be the first Independence Day new Myrtle Beach security cameras are utilized. Multiple cameras have been installed at beach access points by Myrtle Beach police in just the past month. It's part of the second phase of a project to set up 800 cameras throughout the city.
Myrtle Beach police plan to have a total of 32 cameras set up along on Ocean Boulevard. Currently in Phase 2 of the project, cameras will go in at beach access points all over the city. Police officers are able to access these cameras as part of crime investigation. However, dispatchers can access the cameras for real-time information.
Lt. Joey Crosby says the cameras have already been very helpful in fixing crime and will be an important tool during the holiday weekend. He says the cameras will help keep any eye on crime, while police also manage holiday traffic. The security cameras catch crime, but often after they are committed. To be safe, always park your vehicle in well lit and visible spot.
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