Detroit PD Ponders Expanding Video Surveillance Network

The Detroit Police Department is considering linking public and private security cameras to police headquarters.

DETROIT – Officials here are considering expanding video surveillance network that would merge both private and public camera feeds.

The Detroit Police Department would like to link security cameras that already exist in the community, such as those at gas stations and traffic lights, reports.

By connecting the cameras to police headquarters, the department thinks police officers can respond more quickly to a crime.

It is unclear when the department would deploy the new system or how much it will cost.

Additionally, the department plans to equip officers with body cameras.

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