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Eugene Installs Surveillance Trailers Downtown

Andy Nelson/Register-Guard
One of the new surveillance trailers outside a cannabis dispensary in downtown Eugene.

Three Eugene police surveillance trailers are keeping watch on areas of downtown.

The trailers — loaded with high-definition cameras — were set to debut at Kesey Square on the intersection of Broadway and Willamette Street, at Broadway and Olive Street, and in the Park Blocks at Eighth Avenue and Oak Street, Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner said Friday.

“We think that gives us the best opportunity for the public to get used to seeing these,” he said. “It gives us the best opportunity for people to know that this is going to be a part of the landscape.”

The three trailers cost Eugene police a combined $152,000, according to the department. Each trailer holds three high-definition cameras that have infrared capabilities for recording at night. Police will be able to control the cameras with smartphones or tablets.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.