The Delmar Loop Security System Is Fully Operational

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The long-awaited security cameras are finally installed and fully operational in the Delmar Loop. University City Police, who man the cameras in real time, can now "zoom in and read a license plate," Joe Edwards told members of the Loop Special District at a Tuesday meeting.

The $160,000 system was provisionally scheduled to be operational this past June, but that was just an estimate. They're now here, stationed on neighborhood buildings with views of parking lots and streets. The system is expandable, if such an expansion is deemed necessary by the powers that be.

Of course, the Loop has had security cameras since 2009, courtesy of Washington University, which paid to install cameras along Ackert Walkway following several assaults. That was roughly the same time U. City first floated the idea of a security camera system, following a rash of crowd-based crime in the neighborhood and the murder of University City Police Officer Michael King on Halloween night, 2008.

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