Flushing’s 109th Precinct receives funding for new surveillance cameras


Councilwoman Sandra Ung presented a check for $312,000 to 109th Precinct Deputy Inspector Louron Hall in downtown Flushing on Tuesday, July 18. The money will be used to purchase new Argus surveillance cameras for the precinct that will be deployed in high-crime areas around the district.

“When I took office last year, the 109th Precinct was experiencing an alarming uptick in crime,” Ung said. “Working closely with Deputy Inspector Hall, I have made improving public safety a top priority, but there is still more we can do. Our officers can’t be everywhere at once, so these cameras will help serve as their eyes and ears. They will not only be a valuable tool to help solve crimes but hopefully act as a deterrent for would-be criminals who know they are being watched.”