The surveillance camera system for the Delmar Loop is now operational.
"They can zoom in enough to read a license plate," he said when discussing the zoom capability of the cameras.
The cameras are attached to buildings and provide University City Police with a view of the street and public parking lots. While the cameras had been in the works for years, business owners really pushed for them after a particularly disruptive weekend last April in the Loop, which involved hundreds of unruly young people.
Under the original budget several cameras were placed around the area. University City's Director of Public Works, Parks and Forestry Rich Wilson previously told the Loop business owners that the nature of the system is expandable so that additional cameras can be added as needed.
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