They've generated more than $500,000 in revenue. Captain Mark Holtzman, Hagerstown Police Department, has requested an additional officer and vehicle.
"This position and the vehicle is completely funded by the speed enforcement program and it's just a way to add an officer downtown without costing general revenue or general tax dollars at all," says Captain Holtzman.
Maryland law requires these funds to be used towards public safety and pedestrian safety.
Right now officers are being paid over-time to process more than 200 citations each day because of the school zone cameras.
The city will spend $87,000 each year for a new officer's salary and benefits, and save about $5000. The vehicle is a one time cost of $40,000.
"The community's going to see an officer sitting downtown and wonder what he's doing," says Captain Holtzman. "He'll be approving those citations and managing the speed enforcement cameras not behind the desk, but out in public view helping to just calm our efforts downtown."
The Fire Department also wants to hire three new fire fighters with the extra funds.
Hagerstown Council Member Don Munson says, "We're limited to how we spend those particular dollars, and at this point we haven't discussed beyond paying for the things that you've mentioned."
The City Council will give final approval for a new officer and vehicle next week.
If all goes according to plan, Captain Holtzman expects the new officer to start patrol by the new year.