Linda Yulanavage and Kathy Kunkel discuss the reasons behind the new initiative involving traffic safety, street lighting, and property maintenance in the center of town.
In 2011, the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership (TACP) established a local safety initiative.
The objective of the effort is to combat crime, vandalism, violence and blight.
Representatives of the Tamaqua Police Department, the neighborhood watch program, the Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street program, the Elm Street Program, and interested community-minded citizens came together to begin to build an effective response to safety concerns.
In this video, Chief Dave Mattson of the Tamaqua Police Department explains one aspect of the program: The Camera Project.