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Chadbourn eyeing surveillance cameras to fight crime

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Chadbourn officials are considering placing cameras on Brown Street downtown and in the Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly shopping centers. Chadbourn officials are considering placing cameras on Brown Street downtown and in the Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly shopping centers.
CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) -

Chadbourn leaders are considering to buy surveillance cameras to help fight crime.

Police Chief Bob Mumblow outlined the idea during a Columbus Chamber panel discussion Tuesday.

He said the town is considering placing cameras on Brown Street downtown and in the Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly shopping centers.

Mumblow explained some area businesses have surveillance cameras, but often the video quality isn't adequate to aid in investigations. One problem, he said, is the cameras are mounted in high positions.

"We need more that are level with the person, where we're getting a good facial rather than somebody's hat bill," Mumblow said.

Chadbourn officials will visit area towns that are using public surveillance cameras before deciding to move forward with the project.

Mumblow was unable to advise how much the cameras might cost.

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