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Mayor Brown Announces New Surveillance Camera Location

Cites Recent Violence and Crime Data for Impending Camera Installation at Corner of Hoyt Street and Potomac Avenue

BUFFALO — Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that a new surveillance camera will be installed at the corner of Hoyt Street and Potomac Avenue on the city's West Side. The location was surveyed by Buffalo Police Department personnel and they have confirmed that the necessary power and clear sit lines are available at that intersection.

"I share our law abiding residents' anger over the recent violence that has occurred in this neighborhood; it's inexcusable, intolerable and we will act swiftly with every available anti-crime tool to put an end to it," said Mayor Brown.M

The camera will be installed in addition to 53 surveillance cameras being installed in Phase II of the Administration's ongoing, citywide anti-crime strategy. With the existing 70 surveillance cameras already functioning throughout the city, Phase II will put a total of 124 cameras supporting Buffalo Police Department anti-crime activities.

"The surveillance cameras are a tool, and important tool, in the variety of anti-crime tactics the Buffalo Police are using to deter and eliminate criminal activity," said Mayor Brown. "But getting more police officers on the street, which my Administration has done by adding 108 new police officers to the BPD, is the most effective tactic in curtailing and ridding crime on our streets. With flexible and highly effective police details like our Mobile Response Unit, we will continue to put pressure on these criminals and ultimately bring them to justice."