UK invests $5 million in surveillance cameras

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Kentucky security officials say they're catching more criminals on campus without any extra patrols -- and their crime-fighting tools are there for all to see, on light poles, emergency call stations -- even in front of Commonwealth Stadium.

"The system will actually be able to have almost 2,000 cameras by the time the project is through," said Joe Monroe, chief of UK Police.

Surveillance cameras have helped solve two crimes in the last month, including catching several students trying to catch a car on fire.

Officials hope the $5 million security plan to solve crimes will eventually prevent them.

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