IMG_2182 The first of 10 new police cameras planned for Oak Lawn went up outside Italia Express on Cedar Springs as part of police and community efforts to increase neighborhood safety following numerous violent attacks.

Councilman Adam Medrano told the Mayor’s LGBT Task Force last week the Dallas Police Department would install the cameras near the Oak Lawn entertainment district’s Target Area Action Grid.

Rafael McDonnell, communications and advocacy manager for Resource Center, welcomed the cameras.

The cameras provide “reasonably close to real-time response” after a crime takes place, he said.

The police will monitor the DPD cameras at Dallas City Hall. They are slated to be installed in the next few months.

The other locations for the cameras include:

• Lemmon/Wycliff

• Lemmon/Douglas

• Lemmon/Oak Lawn

• Rawlins/Oak Lawn

• Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs

• Maple/Wycliff

• Maple/Kings

• Maple/Lucas

• Maple/Oak Lawn