Aberdeen Accepts Donation of Surveillance Cameras
Cameras will be monitored by police to deter vandalism, litter
The Aberdeen Township Council accepted a donation of four surveillance cameras at their regular action meeting Aug. 2.
The cameras were donated through Garden State Fire and Security Alarm Company by the company's president, Michael Ash. They will be placed at the seawall in the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen Township.
Two surveillance cameras are already installed, one purchased by the recreation commission and the other purchased with a grant, Township Manager Holly Reycraft said.
The township hopes that the additional surveillance, with a total of six cameras, will reduce vandalism and littering at the seawall.
"There has been some graffiti and cleanliness issues along the seawall," Aberdeen Mayor Fred Tagliarini said.
Tagliarini added that he is "very pleased" that the suveillance cameras are being donated by Ash.
"Between the expertise of Mr. Ash and the police department we are confident that the cameras will do the job they are expected to do," Tagliarini said. "We hope it will act as a deterrent and we think it should."
Tagliarini praised Deputy Police Chief Rick Derechailo for contacting Ash, which led to the company's donation to the township.
The council will take a "wait and see" approach to determine if graffiti and acts of vandalism end before installing any more cameras.