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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/20/2010

College Park to install security cameras

By Washington Post editors

A network of surveillance cameras in College Park will be activated in the next few days in an attempt to reduce crime in neighborhoods near the University of Maryland, WTOP reports.

College Park officials will soon be able to power up 15 cameras capable of tilting, panning, zooming and recording. The camera system will focus on the Old Town section of College Park and will be monitored by the University of Maryland police.

The move comes just a little over a week after four people, including three University of Maryland students, were stabbed outside a College Park bar.

Read more on the network of surveillance cameras on WTOP.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Education, Maryland  
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A good start!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 20, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Of course, once the cops move-in, I'm sure the camera will experience "technical difficulties". Can't show the JBTs going wild.

Posted by: nadie1 | October 20, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

How about the move the campus out the PG County hell?

Posted by: kenk3 | October 20, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

All that is OK, just remember that those students come from all over the country and most get involved in activities that exceed the little small farm and hick towns they come from. Just keep those cameras and the blue-eyed bumpkins out of our quite community of Lakeland. They're considered trepassing and are open for the hunt.

Posted by: MFW123 | October 20, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

They have had several of these camera in CP for years. The police hardly ever use them to solve crimes.

Posted by: agarnett1000 | October 20, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Someone broke into my car in my driveway in college park while on camera...The PG county cops did nothing and will most likely continue to do nothing about the crime around campus unless it involves what they call "rioting."

Posted by: skierkid1088 | October 20, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Cameras work well...for identifying the perp afterwards.

Deterrent value is pretty much zilch.

Posted by: JustJoe3 | October 20, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

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