Eugene police rolling out 'guardian trailers' on Friday

Police Chief Chris Skinner said the trailers will help spread police resources around the downtown core.

Posted: Oct 18, 2018 7:12 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2018 11:19 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene police will be unveiling their "guardian trailers" in downtown Eugene on Friday.

KEZI 9 News first told you about these trailers in June.

RELATED: Chief Skinner eyes mobile security cameras for downtown

Police Chief Chris Skinner announced in June that using mobile security camera trailers like this one could be part of the solution to stopping and preventing crime happening in the downtown core and other problem areas.

While addressing the Eugene City Council in June, Skinner said more needs to be done to address the issue.

"This is purposeful to not secretly watch people, but overtly let you know that behavior is being held accountable in the downtown core," Skinner said.

Skinner told the city council he wants two or three of these guardian trailers.

They would be put downtown and in other areas based on crime data and complaints from business owners.

Police would be able to monitor the video in real time over the internet.

Eugene police will be holding a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday about the placement of these cameras. KEZI 9 News will be at that press conference.

Soon afterwards, police will roll out the trailers.

Check back with KEZI 9 News on Friday for more details on these new trailers.

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