Funding coming for security cameras, patrols in Downtown Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Funding is now in place for security cameras and expanded patrols in Downtown Syracuse.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner’s office announced on Tuesday that the city and the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency – SIDA – will dedicate $70,000 for cameras wired into the Syracuse Police Department, and $113,000 for additional patrols covering the evening and weekend hours.

In addition, $30,000 will go toward environmental maintenance.

The mayor says the added security is necessary to accommodate new residential spaces in Downtown Syracuse.

“With more than 700 new residential units coming online since 2010 and 250 more slated to open in the next 18 months, Downtown Syracuse has transformed into a 24-7 neighborhood – and we could not be more excited. This funding will ensure the area receives the additional services it needs as it continues to grow. Ensuring Downtown remains safe, secure, and clean is an important priority and I am pleased SIDA has voted to make this a priority,” Miner said.

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