Cameras coming to Ward 2 in Biloxi

By Krystal Allan - bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Starting next year, they'll be an extra set of eyes patrolling Biloxi's second ward.

"I can't wait till they start putting out cameras," says Ramona Stockstill, Ward 2 resident.

Ward 2 councilman Bill Stallworth says there's $50,000 available to buy the cameras, but more money will likely be needed.

"What came out in this meeting is that there are more areas that need to be covered and we want to address those as needed," says Stallworth

"I live on a dead end road.  They think that nobody sees what's going on, but they're very wrong," says Stockstill. Security was just one of many issues discussed at the meeting.

Ultimately, Councilman Stallworth says the goal is get all residents on board to create a more positive image for the area.

"We're working with block captains associations we've started to create the neighborhood block associations that will lend strength to the neighbors," says Stallworth.

"I hope and pray the red zone stigma will be removed and the drug issue will be addressed.  Everybody needs to take responsibility for this community and call the resources people we were given during the meeting," says Kay Horne, Ward 2 resident.

Stallworth says he hopes those who came out will take the lead to get others on board to do more for their ward.

"The neighbors in this area is just keen on making itself over into a better, safer community and that was really encouraging."

Housing and improvements to make John Henry Beck Park more family friendly were also discussed.