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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The Newark Police Department says crime in the city has decreased by 48 percent since 2006.

The News Journal in Wilmington reports that the department credits targeted policing, a network of surveillance cameras and increased community policing as factors behind the decrease.

Police Chief Paul Tiernan says that when he joined the force in September 2007, many armed robberies and other crimes were occurring at off-campus housing for the University of Delaware.

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The Dewey Beach Town Council has decided to delay the decision on whether or not to buy surveillance cameras for the resort until their June 14th session.

There is a proposal to put up 8 surveillance cameras in the downtown area…to deter crime.

The plan would cost around $100-thousand.

Marc Appelbaum, the town manager told the Salisbury Daily Times, that there were some technical and cost questions the council wanted to pursue.

The cameras were suggested by the Dewey Beach Public Safety Task Force earlier this year. 

 

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Ocean City officials say they are planning to install 10 new surveillance cameras on the boardwalk by next summer.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the total cost of the cameras is estimated at $76,000 and that the funding will come from bond proceeds. Police Chief Bernadette DiPino says the exact camera locations have not been determined.

The cameras will be linked by an underground fiber optic line.