• Local police looking to civilian security cameras for help

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    ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. - More than 13,000 people live in the 23.5 square miles that make up Elizabeth Township, and police are betting some of them have surveillance cameras that can help them out.

    Township police are creating a database of homeowners who have such cameras in an effort to help solve crimes.

    “I think it’s a good idea. Cameras seem to be helping keep everybody in line,” said resident Bill Carney.


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    The officer in charge of the program told channel 11 he heard Upper St. Clair police had a similar program and thought starting one here would help pinpoint the time of vehicle break-ins, which have been occurring overnight recently.

    Carney, who has lived in the township his entire life, says that, for the most part, the township is quiet. He sees the new program as just one more step an efficient department is taking to keep residents safe.

    Residents who are willing to be added to the confidential list just need to call township police and let them know. Police tell Channel 11 they’ll only contacted those on the list if a crime occurs.


     

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