Courthouses to get new cameras

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

CLAY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Courthouses in Corning and Piggott will soon have another safety measure in place.

Each courthouse will have 16 cameras installed, making them more secure than ever before.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller said the county recently received a grant to purchase the new cameras.

Miller said for years each courthouse had a maximum of four cameras installed.

He said having this many cameras will be beneficial to his department and enhance courthouse safety.

"This is just another tool for us to use to be able to track down and keep records of everything that's going on," he said.

He hopes the addition of more cameras will help people in the courthouses feel more secure.

"It should give them more peace and comfort of mind knowing that everything is being done possible to maintain everybody's safety," he said.

Sheriff Miller said cameras will be installed in places like hallways, offices, and even the judge's chambers.

"We'll be able to just about secure video for every angle in the courthouse," he said.

Installation of the cameras is set to be complete within 60 days.

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