PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA)-- Prince George's County Police confirm they are planning to roll out about a dozen new surveillance camera's on to their streets in the next few months.
According to them their traffic cameras throughout the county are being vandalized at an alarming rate.
Police report in the past traffic cameras meant to catch and ticket unlawful motorists have been destroyed. They say they have been shot at, tipped over, and even set on fire.
Police are not saying where they will put up the new cameras but they're hoping the addition of the surveillance camera's will help curb the vandalism that is destroying what they call an investment on public safety.
According to authorities, they estimate traffic cameras can cost anywhere between $30,000- $100,000.
A spokesman for the police department confirmed to 9News that one surveillance camera is already up, but he refused to say where.