Neighborhood gets okay to install security cameras
BATON ROUGE- A crime prevention district in the Gardere area got the thumbs up from the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council Wednesday to spend $20,000 on security cameras for its streets.
The money comes from the district's tax collections.
The neighborhood already pays for patrols to keep crime out, but felt cameras would help it get more control over its streets. There will be 12 cameras throughout the Hermitage and Cross Creek subdivisions before Thanksgiving.