More cameras in the works for American Tobacco Trail

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

The American Tobacco Campus will partner with the city to add more cameras to the American Tobacco Trail, where a new spate of attacks has occurred.

“American Tobacco Campus remains committed to the idea that Durham is the best place to be in the entire United States and that this exceptional community will come together to resolve any issues it faces,” Rick Polley, general manager for ATC said in a statement to The Herald-Sun.

He said ATC is partnering with the City of Durham to “install as many as five” new security cameras on the trail. It will provide the cameras and release video footage to law enforcement. The city would help install the poles and power to the cameras. No locations have been determined, but ATC will work with the city and Durham police to pinpoint where the cameras are most needed. 

 “ATC continues to maintain a round-the-clock campus security team, and we’ve shared tips with our tenants,” he said. “…We’re working closely with law enforcement to prevent indicants and apprehend the people responsible.”

Last year, ATC along with its owner Capitol Broadcasting Company helped installed the first camera along the trail. The first camera was near the trail’s entrance at Blackwell Street. Numbers for the cost of the new cameras were not available Wednesday.

A timeline for installation is being prepared by the city.