MADISON, Wis. - Madison police say a downtown surveillance camera project is a success.
There are 35 cameras on 15 lampposts on State Street and University Avenue that feed a constant stream of video to police. The program started in 2007.
Capt. Mary Schauf tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the cameras have been extremely helpful. She says before the cameras officers had to go door to door after a crime but now police are increasingly turning to the "unbiased perspective" of the cameras to close cases.
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