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Sheriff to Purchase and Install Surveillance Cameras Along Coast

The Sheriff's Department is in the market for some good surveillance camera equipment.

On Tuesday, County Supervisors will consider allowing the Sheriff's Department to accept $600,000 in federal grant money to purchase and install cameras and a microwave transmitter along the coast. The $600,000 will not be used for personnel costs associated with the surveillance program.

Funding for the equipment comes from a $3 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to the Port of San Diego to be used for extra security around the border.

The Sheriff's Department would not comment on the specifics of the surveillance program. "Some information is operational and tactical regarding the system so it would be confidential for safety and security reasons for personnel and locations," wrote Captain David Myers of the department's Special Investigations Division.

Myers, however, did say that the surveillance operation has similar objectives to another program funded by Homeland Security, Operation Stonegarden. The purpose of that program is to fight border-related crime and tighten security near the border.

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The Sheriff's Department is in the market for some good surveillance camera equipment.

On Tuesday, County Supervisors will consider allowing the Sheriff's Department to accept $600,000 in federal grant money to purchase and install cameras and a microwave transmitter along the coast. The $600,000 will not be used for personnel costs associated with the surveillance program.

Funding for the equipment comes from a $3 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to the Port of San Diego to be used for extra security around the border.

The Sheriff's Department would not comment on the specifics of the surveillance program. "Some information is operational and tactical regarding the system so it would be confidential for safety and security reasons for personnel and locations," wrote Captain David Myers of the department's Special Investigations Division.

Myers, however, did say that the surveillance operation has similar objectives to another program funded by Homeland Security, Operation Stonegarden. The purpose of that program is to fight border-related crime and tighten security near the border.

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“The Sheriff's Department would not comment on the specifics of the surveillance program.”

That’s because they want to gawk at women and girls in bikinis with their new zoom lenses.

Dec. 1, 2011

I'll feel a whole lot safer when they have that system in place. Oh, yeah!

Dec. 1, 2011

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