Nearly 800 more surveillance cameras may be placed around the city of Columbia.
City Council has approved adding 792 cameras if a source of funding can be found.
It's estimated the cost would be $1.4-million for the first year, plus personnel and maintenance costs.
Interim Columbia Police Chief Ruben Santiago says existing surveillance cameras in the Main Street and Five Points areas have been helpful in various investigations.
He says the cameras are not an effort to invade residents' privacy and they're not designed to catch speeders.
The devices would be installed at 50 intersections and two dozen city parks.