Sikeston, MO, Businesses Can Adopt A City Security Camera

The southeast Missouri town of Sikeston, Missouri, is using security cameras to keep an eye on things and not just in the business district.

The Sikeston Standard Democrat newspaper reports city leaders recently established an “adopt-a-camera” program that allows business owners to work with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety to post security cameras near their firms.

It’s the latest expansion of Sikeston’s use of camera technology. The community of 16,000 residents began its camera system in 2002 in an effort to combat a rising crime rate.

While the cameras keep an eye on business and industry, other areas of town are under scrutiny, too.

Department of Public Safety director Drew Juden says cameras are focused on public housing, schools, and high-crime areas.