On Tuesday, Mayor Anthony J. Court and the Lawrence County Housing Authority (LCHA) members gathered at the Walnut Ridge Housing Authority location to kick off the installation of 25 State of the Art cameras.
The Mayor stated the project would be completed in approximately six weeks. Mayor Court stated the changes at this location were inevitable and he is pleased with these improvements.
The high definition-digital zoom cameras will be plugged directly into the Ellwood City Police Station and cruisers for on the spot viewing. The Mayor lobbied for these cameras and believes this is a step in the right direction. Other changes in this area included evictions and more funding for extra patrolling in trouble areas.
The next Crime Watch meeting will also be held at the Walnut Ridge Community Center on Sept. 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. and there are signs also located in the Walnut Ridge Housing Authority concerning information on Crime Watch.