By Herman Wang and Ginny LaRoe
Chattanooga Parks and Recreation officials say they are planning to hire three more park rangers, for a total of four, to help monitor activity in the city’s 800 acres of parks.
Meanwhile, the Police Department is spending $265,000 on security cameras for the south side of the riverfront. Police Chief Steve Parks told City Council members Tuesday that more cameras may be installed in public places if funding becomes available.
“This is top-of-the-line equipment,” he told the Legal and Legislative Committee. “We’ll be putting in 12 to 14 cameras, some with pan and tilt capabilities, and they’ll send a digital signal to a receiver in the downtown precinct.”
The council is expected to vote next Tuesday on the expenditure for cameras.
The cameras will be the first in the city’s parks.
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