Police Cameras To Assist 911 Calls
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 19, 2009 8:20PM
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Said Mayor Daley via press statement:
"Chicago is the first big city in the nation to have integrated its camera network into 911 operations, and it greatly enhances not only our Homeland Security strategy, but also our ability to fight crime."
The new system, as well as an upgrade to the entire dispatch system, was paid for by a $6 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The CBS 2 report also notes, "The city operates thousands of security cameras on city streets, parks, and public school property." George Orwell was unavailable for comment.