TROY, N.Y. -- The City of Troy will begin to install security cameras in the city's downtown before the end of summer.
The project is a joint endeavor, funded by the City of Troy, the Troy Police Department, the Troy Capital Resource Corporation and the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office.
The initial phase of the project will see cameras installed on Third Street at the intersections with Broadway and State Street and on Fourth Street at Fulton Street, Broadway, State Street and Congress Street. These locations will allow the city to utilize an existing fiber optic cable network run by RPI for the city's use.
"As Mayor of the City of Troy, public safety has been the top priority of my administration since the very first day I took office. My commitment to protecting the public and preserving quality of life in our city will never waiver," said Mayor Lou Rosamilia.
The cameras were first discussed after multiple public nuisance issues were reported in downtown Troy. After several months of public input, the city says research pointed to the use of security cameras as a deterrent to illegal activities.
Mapping undertaken by the police and planning departments yielded the necessary data to select the initial camera locations for the six camera "pilot" program, which will seamlessly integrate with the existing technology in use by the Troy Police Department, both outside the Central Police Station and in Riverfront Park.