Posted: Jun 7, 2010 5:07 PM by Lori Steele
Updated: Jun 7, 2010 7:47 PM
High-tech upgrades on Livingston Parish school campuses are helping to curb crime. The school system is adding more cameras, even some on wheels.
Surveillance cameras with 24 hour recording systems have been installed at most of the parish's high schools and middle schools. The cameras help administrators monitor parking lots and areas that aren't within easy view on their campuses during the day. The systems also help monitor trespassing or possible criminal activity after hours.
Ronnie Vulgamore, Transportation Director, said about 50 of more than 200 busses are also equipped with video cameras that are synced with GPS tracking systems.
Camera systems are currently in place at Denham Springs High School, Doyle High School, Springfield High School, French Settlement High School, Maurepas School, Walker High School, Denham Springs Freshman High, Denham Springs Junior High, Southside Junior High, and Juban Parc Junior High.
Other campuses and upgrades are being added as funding is made available.