Since the body of 13-year-old Genelle Alan was found at Alan Witt Park last month, the city has improved lighting and surveillance cameras in five parks city-wide.
Other parks are on the list for upgrades, all in the name of safety.
“The city of Fairfield has never really told people we use those devices,” said Councilwoman Catherine Moy.
Those devices? They’re known as Mosquito Sonic Teen Deterrents. They put out high frequency sound not to move mosquitos, however, but young people out of an area they’re not supposed to be.
It’s one security measure in place that some consider controversial.
“I’m the first one to step up for people’s civil rights and I don’t think a noise like that to disperse people when they’re doing something they’re not supposed to be doing, that’s not a violation of civil rights, that’s common sense,” Moy said.
Moy hopes the added security measures will prevent further tragedy.
“We should be representing those children that can’t represent themselves. Them and the elderly – those are the people I really look out for.”