City of Jackson officials are hoping the state will provide $3 million to purchase additional crime prevention surveillance cameras in the city.

The city council passed a motion to request the bond money from the state on Tuesday, according to WLBT.

The city currently has 30 cameras in operation. These were purchased through a $200,000 grant. The Real Time Crime Center allows the city to monitor activity on the streets.

If the city receives the new funding, they would have four to six people monitor cameras around the clock throughout the city. Currently, the cameras are located in south Jackson.