Security at the Bossier Parish Courthouse will soon see a significant upgrade.
More hi-tech cameras will reportedly be added to provide better quality and surveillance inside and outside the building, according to the Bossier Police Jury.
Director of Purchasing Jim Firth says the number of cameras would go from 48 to 202.
“We looked at it from the vantage of an active shooter, especially in light of what has happened recently,” Firth said in a news release.
“When the courthouse was first built we didn’t have those issues.”
Cost of the system should run around $450,000 and that money has already been set aside in last year’s budget, Firth told committee members.
Bids on the system could be let in six weeks to two months, he added.
During Wednesday’s regular meeting, police jury members:
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