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More than 50 cameras going up around Baton Rouge as part of Page-Rice Camera Initiative
BATON ROUGE – More than 50 cameras have been purchased and are being placed around the city as part of the Page-Rice Camera Initiative, leaders of the program announced Wednesday.
The program was launched last last year and named in honor of 3-year-old Devin Page Jr. and LSU student Allie Rice. Both were shot and killed, and their murders remain unsolved.
Project NOLA and E-South Technologies are installing high-tech crime cameras on business or other properties in high-crime areas that choose to take part in the program.
The cameras are linked to local real-time crime centers so they can be viewed by law enforcement. Video is made accessible to the property owner and law enforcement after an incident occurs.
"The Page-Rice Camera initiative is becoming a great tool for law enforcement. This is a community-led effort that is only growing by the day," Clay Young, chairman of The Baton Rouge Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Foundation, said in a prepared statement.
People or businesses can buy a camera for their property or can donate funds for other businesses in high-crime areas to get a camera.
More information can be found at brcollab.com/pagerice.
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