Additional mobile camera unit will be deployed in El Cajon

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According to Anderson, the trailer cameras can record areas and reduce the need for officers to patrol.

“When people know that you’re watching, it’s less likely they’ll do criminal behavior,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the additional mobile camera unit can be a tool to help police keep an eye on if and when migrants are dropped off in El Cajon. 

Anderson said while no asylum seeker has been a victim of violence in El Cajon, he believes this surveillance is a way to be proactive.

“We want to make sure they were welcomed and they were not prey by the criminal element, but we also want to balance that by protecting our local citizens,” Anderson said.

“We don’t necessarily have the law enforcement everywhere all the time, but we can have a dispatcher monitor and they can dispatch someone immediately,” Anderson said.