UK Says Surveillance Cameras Helping Solve Crimes

By Associated Press | 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Campus police at the University of Kentucky say new surveillance cameras are helping them fight crime.

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe told WKYT-TV that the school has 400 cameras installed so far and another 1,600 are planned.

He says security camera footage has helped police solve two crimes in the last month, and recently caught footage of several suspects trying to set a car on fire. That video led to three arrests.

Police say after all the cameras are installed, they hope the system also works to prevent crime.

UK announced late last year that it was spending almost $5 million to add security features that included the surveillance cameras and new student ID cards.

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