Officer beating prompts installation of town cameras

Crime in the area and a retired police officer beating have prompted business owners to pay for a surveillance system along Hamilton Township?s border with Trenton.

Real-time cameras are already used in about a dozen parks in Hamilton. Many neighbors say since the cameras were installed, groups of kids and drug dealers have stayed away.

Business owners have donated more than $100,000 to put up another two dozen cameras along Nottingham Way, which borders Trenton. Many businesses have reported problems with robberies along the border. Business owners feel the cameras will be a deterrent against criminals.

Some of the donated money will also go toward creating an organized monitoring system at the police station so dispatchers can keep track of all the cameras.

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