The Westhampton Beach Village Board of Trustees approved the purchase of new security cameras at a maximum cost of $33,000 last week, as well as the purchase of five new office computers at a total cost of about $5,000.
At a meeting last Thursday, September 5, the trustees said the cameras, which will improve the ability of the police department to obtain such detailed images as a license plate or a suspect’s face, will replace older-model cameras at Main Street, at Rogers Beach and at the village marina. The village currently has about 15 cameras, and the trustees said they would phase the new cameras in gradually, as needed.
During a previous meeting, Westhampton Beach Police Chief Ray Dean said the new cameras, which have the ability to pan and provide color images, will aid the department in solving and reducing crime.
The new computers will replace older computers at Village Hall, the trustees said.