More eyes on crime, in the form of cameras

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says they're ready to buy 20 more cameras to help curb crime in Jacksonville. While most will be used to help solve shootings and robberies, some will help with illegal dumping in the city.

"They'll be scattered throughout the city," said Council member Jim Love. He also sits on the Neighborhood Blight Committee. That's the committee that worked with JSO to get the cameras.

JSO couldn't say how much the cameras cost. A Chief told First Coast News they'll be paid for through forfeiture money. That's money collected during drugs sweeps, and other criminal activity.

"We can kill two birds with one stone and the taxpayers won't have to foot the bill," said Love.

JSO says they hope to have the cameras up in the next two months.


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