Penn State spends $1.4M on 600 new campus security cameras

Timothy Dionisopoulos
Former Reporter

  • Authorities say they will delete the recordings after 30 days
  • No student opposition to the plan thus far
  • Authorities at Penn State University (PSU) are set to spend $1.4 million on 600 new security cameras which will be placed in dorms and dining halls on its main campus wit the stated aim of curb campus crime.

    A local news site, Philly.comreports that the school started installing the cameras in October, and are set to finish by May 2014.

    The cameras are being be placed near doors, elevators, and on loading docks, but not in corridors or student dorm rooms according to reports. 

    Recordings will be kept for 30 days and will be used by university police in the event of an on-campus crime report.

    Stan Latta, the assistant vice president for housing, food services, and residence life at PSU, told Philly on Saturday that there has not been any student opposition to the new cameras.

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    Timothy Dionisopoulos

    Timothy Dionisopoulos

    Former Reporter
    Tim Dionisopoulos is a former reporter for Campus Reform and communications editor in the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program. Tim joined Campus Reform in the summer of 2011, and his stories were cited or re-posted on the Daily Mail, the Drudge Report, Fox News, and other national media outlets. Tim graduated in 2011 from Providence College in Rhode Island where he was politically active on campus and in the community.
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