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North Tonawanda to deploy four surveillance cameras

Niagara County is providing the City of North Tonawanda with four video surveillance cameras, County Legislature Majority Leader Randy R. Bradt said Tuesday.

Two of the cameras, which cost $8,000 each, will be paid for through the asset forfeiture fund in the District Attorney's Office and the other two will be funded through a regular county appropriation.

Bradt said he and District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek will go door-to-door in North Tonawanda's business district on Oct. 21, asking business owners to register their private security cameras with Wojtaszek's "Operation Safe Cam." That program makes it easier for police to access footage that could help solve crimes, officials say.

Bradt added that the Legislature has agreed to create a new crime data analyst position sought by Sheriff James R. Voutour.

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