Bossier Parish, Bossier City have surveillance cameras in their parks
BOSSIER CITY, Louisiana (KSLA) – As Shreveport strives to establish its real-time crime center, its neighbor across the Red River already has surveillance cameras in the parks of this city.
In fact, authorities in the town of Bossier recently found one useful for catching a criminal.
Outside Bossier City, 21 security cameras have been installed in the parks of the parish of Bossier – Large woods along US Highway 80 near Haughton, Parish camp on Lake Bistineau, Bo Lawson (aka Bo Brandon) in Princeton and Bossier South off Caplis Sligo Road.
Parish Parks and Recreation Director Warren Saucier said the move has already paid off. “At the parish camp, one of our homes was damaged by a vehicle driven by someone who apparently decided to pull off the road and pass through the camping area,” he told police jurors. .
“We saw this on one of our new security cameras, identified the vehicle, got the license number and a ticket was issued by the sheriff’s office (Bossier parish),” Saucier continued.
“It will be good for park visitors and for us,” he concluded.
The 21 cameras were purchased with funds from the recreation department that Saucier set aside in its budget last year.
“These cameras will help ensure the safety of residents who use the growing numbers of parish parks,” he said. “It will also help the parish protect its property and equipment. “
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