New Orleans adding more surveillance cameras with many on parade routes

Jim Hanzo
January 30, 2018 - 10:30 am

The New Orleans parade route uptown may see new surveillance cameras part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's 40 million dollar public safety initiative. 

While these are not part of Project NOLA's cameras that have gone up.  Director Brian Lagarde says in addition to Project NOLA's 2200 cameras around the city, these New Orleans cameras should be very helpful.  

"When we put our cameras into neighborhoods, we usually see quality of life go up, crime go down, and when the occasional bad thing happens it's more likely the person should be apprehended, so if it's working for us it should work for the city," Lagarde said. 

How many of these new cameras are going up?  

"It'll be somewhere around 100 cameras soon with more to follow," said Lagarde.  

Lagarde says in reality of times people don't come in and in those cases cameras will help become a set of eyes.  

"When you have camera, the cameras too, become witnesses," he said. 

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