Utah town may seek federal grant for security cameras

Ability to monitor grafiti and other crime at public trouble spots may be sited in grant proposal

By Brice Wallace
Deseret Morning News

CLEARFIELD, Utah — Beware, gang members and graffiti artists. Clearfield may eventually get some new "eyes" to combat your trouble. While only in the preliminary stages, the city is considering applying for U.S. Justice Department grants that would allow Clearfield to install perhaps 10 or more security cameras at public trouble spots, such as parks or trails.

Currently, the city has cameras only at the city building and at a skate park. "We think it would be successful," Police Chief Greg Krusi said. "Currently, not having cameras, we have a great deal of property damage done by taggers and gang members. And unless we can get a break in a case, those (cleaning) costs are absorbed by the city.

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