San Diego Beach Community Gets More Security Cameras

Video evidence from the new cameras are intended to document crimes and help lifeguards locate lost children.

SAN DIEGO – Law enforcement officers here now have access to a new 10-camera surveillance system in Ocean Beach, a beachfront neighborhood located about seven miles northwest of downtown San Diego.

The city paid $25,000 for the security cameras to be installed between Ocean Beach Pier and Dog Beach, according to NBC San Diego. Video evidence from the cameras will be utilized to document crimes or help lifeguards locate lost children, Councilmember Lorie Zapf told the television station.

Security cameras were already in place in several parts of the community, including the Western Division Police Substation in the pier parking lot as well as other businesses. The video will not be continuously monitored but will be viewed if a crime is reported. It will be retained for up to two weeks.

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Zapf’s office was allocated $62,000 for equipment to Western Division officers. The cost of the cameras was part of that allocation of funds. The program secured funding in September 2015 and was originally scheduled to be implemented before the start of 2016, the television station reported.


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