LA CROSSE, Wis. - A project to give police extra eyes on every downtown La Crosse street corner is moving forward. It's called the Safe-Cam Project.
The police department is working with the La Crosse Vision Foundation to raise thousands of dollars by mid-June to put up 41 cameras throughout the downtown.
The hope is they will be able to help in investigations like other security footage did in the double homicide investigation at May's Photo.
Fundraisers say the cameras will only be used for investigative purposes, not to monitor everyday activity. "The police department doesn't have the time or the inclination or the money to sit around and watch these cameras, the system is primarily passive meaning. If an incident occurs, the police can go back and review the files and see what happened," La Crosse City Vision Foundation Mike Keil.18574456
If you'd like to contribute to the project, you can mail a donation to:
La Crosse City Vision Foundation
PO Box 0175
La Crosse, WI 54602
They're hoping to raise $475,000 through private donations. Police hope to have the system up-and-running by September.
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