Gulfport Gets Surveillance Cameras

Some of the city’s cameras, such as the one at the marina, will get upgraded. In other instances, the city will install new cameras. The city police will use these cameras to monitor activity at city buildings, including city hall, library, Michael J. Yakes Recreation Center, marina and the 49th Street Neighborhood Center.

The price tag, just over $93,000, comes at over twice the estimated cost.

Mayor Sam Henderson said the price gave him “sticker shock,” although he – along with the rest of council – voted to buy the cameras.

“Considering the amount of money we’re investing in some of these properties,” Mayor Henderson said, he supported whatever protection the surveillance cameras would offer.

The high-resolution cameras will each have enough storage for 30 days of continuous monitoring.

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