Vancouver and Surrey are among four B.C. cities sharing $1 million to buy cameras that would be placed in high-crime areas.

The closed-circuit cameras can help reduce violent and nuisance crimes, according to solicitor general John van Dongen.

“We’re providing this funding because we believe people have the right to feel safe wherever they go in these cities,” van Dongen said.

In Vancouver, $400,000 will be spent to monitor special events and emergencies. In Surrey, $330,000 will be used to monitor the Scott Road SkyTrain station and its commuter parking facility.

Kelowna and Williams Lake are also getting cameras.

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