The city of Dallas is looking to add as many as 300 surveillance cameras in 27 neighborhoods, according to city bid documents. Dallas already has 115 cameras in the Arts District, Jubilee Park, the state fairgrounds and McKinney Avenue in Uptown.
City bid documents reveal that Dallas wants to add up to 300 new surveillance cameras around the city.
According to a request the city filed for bids, it plans to locate the 300 cameras, some "overt" and some "covert," in 27 areas -- "specifically in high-crime areas, transmitting wireless video feeds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."
Dallas police have identified the 27 neighborhoods as the areas where one is most likely to become the victim of a crime. The intersection of Ross and Bennett avenues, just east of downtown, is at the top of the list.
While some of the cameras will be permanent, the city is looking for some that can move as criminal activity dictates.
Dallas already has 115 surveillance cameras up and running in the Arts District, Jubilee Park, the state fairgrounds and McKinney Avenue in Uptown.
The cameras began popping up in Dallas six years ago, when 34 cameras were installed in Downtown Dallas.
NBC 5 contacted the city and Dallas police, neither of which would say how the city plans to pay for the cameras. A Dallas police spokesperson said that although the city is seeking bids for 300 cameras, it doesn't mean it would purchase them all at one time.
The bids are due by the end of the month.