College Park is hoping the state of Maryland will help it keep an eye on crime.
It's pushing for $2.5 million in stimulus money -- funds that could pay for 123 new closed-circuit cameras in the city.
Sixty-five of the devices would be license plate readers, which could help police identify stolen cars.
In February, a University of Maryland camera helped crack a rape case. It took pictures of a black SUV on Baltimore Avenue. The image led to a suspect and an arrest, police said.
However, not everyone thinks the additional crime cameras are a good idea.
"Even though we can just say, 'Well, this is a great crime deterrent,' it's also an erosion of our civil liberties," said Mary Cook, a member of the College Park City Council.
If the city does receive the money, the new cameras could be installed by this time next year.