Georgetown residents will have one more tool in their crime-deterring arsenal this week as new security cameras pop up on residential streets throughout the neighborhood. The cameras are part of the Citizens Association of Georgetown's (CAG) expanded public safety program.
CAG President Jennifer Altemus notified neighbors of the upcoming installations in a recent email.
"We hope that the presence of these cameras will act as a deterrent to crime and assist the Metropolitan Police Department with criminal investigations," wrote Altemus.
The cameras will initially be installed in "gateway" areas that provide access to and from Georgetown, but CAG hopes to expand to more locations later this year.
Georgetowner Bill Dean, CEO of M.C. Dean, Inc., donated cameras for the pilot program, but CAG is seeking funding assistance to pay for future additions.
"Running the Public Safety Program is expensive, but if we all share the financial responsibility at the highest level each household can afford, we will be able to sustain this comprehensive program," wrote Altemus. Donations are tax deductible and can be made through the CAG website www.cagtown.org.