Do you want to give Shreveport access to your professional camera?
Shreveport launches a real-time crime center. This high-tech room is another tool to fight crime and make our city safer.
Mayor Adrian Perkins says crime is not just a police or government issue. He encourages all citizens to step in and help. This facility will include live feeds from cameras throughout the community. The city encourages businesses and homeowners to make your camera feed available through this program. The city will only use these private camera footage to help with a crime situation.
CTO Keith Hanson says this center has the capacity to monitor multiple camera feeds from across the community and the data can be stored for 30 days. This center could be operational in early September.
Police Chief Ben Raymond says it’s not about hiding something from the public. He says this warns criminals in our community that we are watching you and will catch you if you continue to commit crimes and acts of violence.
Hanson says “we’re not trying to keep tabs on all of us.” It is simply a tool in the fight against crime. He adds “this is yet another innovative deployment. We have our own cameras which will be broadcast in privileged places in our community. “
Hanson says he and other city leaders visited similar operations in several other communities before moving forward with this operation.
This installation will also include camera feeds from owners and businesses that have agreed to participate. But again, Hanson says these feeds will not be used to monitor the daily activity of citizens. They will only be used for tracking purposes in the event of a criminal situation.
Click here if you want to register your camera or get more information.