Saint Patrick's Day Cameras

When you're out joining in on the Saint Patrick's Day festivities don't forget just because you can't see the police doesn't mean they can't see you.

This weekend the city will be taking full advantage of the cameras they have up throughout the downtown area. Officers will be manning the monitors watching the crowds, people's behavior and looking for problem areas.

Officers say this will be a huge advantage. "One of our big issues is crowds," said Captain Gerry Long with SCMPD, "Where are the big crowds? Do we need to move people? Do we need to shut things down? How do we manage that, as well as, monitoring other issues that may come up?"

The cameras can take still pictures, pan, tilt and zoom; so there will be a lot of eyes on partiers this weekend.

Reported by: Christy Hutchings,