In January the department got extra help with the installation of 51 surveillance cameras that were scattered throughout the town. They've been strategically placed on lamp posts, stop-lights, they sit in parks, in intersections and highly populated areas. The cameras run 24 hours a day putting the spot light on some of Oroville's most troubled areas and with in the eleven months they've been up they've already proven affective.
They come with wireless antennas and solar panels. They also come with a hefty price tag. The installation cost more than $100,000 but the project is only 40-percent complete.
If you are interested in tracking the camera program and its progress you can do so through the city of Oroville's website under the Midas Program.