The topic of surveillance cameras to help with North Bend law enforcement isn’t a new one.
Following a much-publicized fatal North Bend area home invasion in May, public safety meetings discussed increased drug use in city parks and a TV news story reported on the city councils’ consideration of video cameras as an extra law enforcement tool.
The discussion is now making it to the next level as North Bend asks residents how they feel about those potential cameras.
The City of North Bend announced Monday, September 16, 2013, that it is considering using video cameras to support crime prevention at the North Bend Train Depot. According to the survey, North receives frequent complaints about illegal activity, including use of hypodermic needles and illegal drugs at the park adjacent to the Train Depot
According to the city announcement, “Any camera would not be used to issue traffic infractions, civil violations or for general surveillance.”
Citing concerns over individuals rights to privacy, city officials requested a survey be put out to residents to gather community feedback regarding video surveillance cameras in the city.
Residents are encouraged to answer the survey questions HERE.