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Safe Cams to be installed Downtown

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW) - The Board of Public Works has voted to support the City Vision Safe Cam Project.

City Vision wants to raise money to help the Police Department put cameras in Downtown La Crosse.

The Board hasn't decided where to install the cameras yet.

They will cost almost $50,000 dollars a year to maintain.

La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer says having cameras downtown will help police solve crimes quicker.

"People will be able to see them. Hopefully when they look up and see the cameras watching them they'll think twice about getting into a fight or doing vandalism or doing graffiti...or committing some type of assault", said Tischer.

Common Council still needs to  vote on the project.

Chief Tischer says having them on board is important because it's not something the Police Department can afford on its own.

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