PULLMAN, Wash. - The City of Pullman is looking into
whether or not to install video cameras around WSU to monitor violent crimes and
other criminal activities. The Pullman Police Department says the cameras will
be placed in public locations where high frequencies of criminal activities
happen. One location is the Adams Mall area, in the heart of "Greek Row".
video fee will be sent 24/7 to the police station, police cars and the video
will be recorded to be used in possible criminal investigations and
prosecutions. Where the cameras will be place is to be determined with the help
of the Washington State Institute for Criminal Justice at WSU and the WSU
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
The Pullman Police Department is
hosting three public hearings on the subject in the next month to hear what the
public thinks of the idea.
The project will be paid for in part by a $300,000
Department of Justice "Smart Policing Initiative" grant recently awarded to the
Pullman PD. The next public hearing on the subject will be on January 18th at 7
p.m. at Stubblefield's Bar and Grille in Pullman.
There are also meetings
planned in February and March.