Calif. looks to volunteers to monitor police surveillance

12 cameras equipped with speakers monitor the town 24-hours a day in higher crime areas like parks


By Tony Shin
NBC Los Angeles

BANNING, Calif. — One Southern California city is looking for volunteers -- to monitor a new surveillance camera system.

With Banning, Calif., becoming the latest city in Inland Empire to add a surveillance system, Police Chief Leonard Purvis is hoping members of the senior community will apply at the department to join the watch.

The cameras record 24 hours a day and keep up to 30 days of video. Some of the cameras can pan and zoom into areas hundreds of yards away with high-quality resolution. There are speakers above the cameras so the person monitoring the system can warn the public.

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