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Police video surveillance system installed in San Miguel 

Cameras provide increased police presence and help identify crime suspects

Sheriff–The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office recently installed a public safety video surveillance system in parts of San Miguel and Shandon. The cameras serve several functions including increased police presence, help in identifying suspects and suspect vehicles and serve as a deterrent to crime.

The cameras are located in public areas and are identified with signs. The four cameras in San Miguel and the four cameras in Shandon were paid for through a state Justice Assistance grant in the amount of $17,862. The sheriff’s office plans to add cameras throughout the county in those areas which would benefit from an increased public safety presence, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The cameras will be recording 24 hours a day seven days a week, and will be able to be viewed on cellphones by sheriff’s investigators and the watch commander. A policy regarding the use of the camera system has been developed to balance public safety concerns along with protecting core constitutional rights and values.

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