Charleston, S.C., security camera project gains support

Charleston police chief wins over skeptics, but funding is uncertain

"I think the chief's intent is to protect people in all parts of the city," he said. "His wholehearted concern is one of safety."

Mullen said the cameras won't target any one group or area. They will be used around places such as the port, in public spots where large gatherings occur and in high-crime areas identified through statistical analysis. Wireless technology would allow for the cameras to be moved as needs change, he said.