Downtown Fresno Gets More Cameras

April 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The city of Fresno showed off new video policing cameras in Downtown Wednesday as it prepares for an influx of baseball fans from throughout the Valley. The mayor held a press conference to talk about everything the city's done to get ready for the upcoming baseball season including a video policing expansion. There are currently 23 cameras in Downtown Fresno and nine more will be installed in the next couple of weeks. "We've been very smart about the expansion of this system and it's a force multiplier. You can see from the cameras that we can easily cover dozens of areas with cadets monitoring those areas and it would literally take dozens of peoples to cover them on patrol," said Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin.