The Sacramento Police Department will be using new surveillance cameras to help monitor large scale events and other areas within the city.
The Police Department was awarded $600,000 by the California Emergency Management Agency to purchase surveillance equipment. The award was the result of efforts by Mayor Kevin Johnson to get additional funding to assist in making our community safer.
With the funding, the department was able to purchase the following:
- 1) Three mobile closed captioned television surveillance trailers- equipped with surveillance and license plate recognition cameras. These trailers will be deployed at major events and in parts of the city where the cameras would benefit in the investigation of an ongoing crime trend or series.
- 2) Thirteen fixed surveillance cameras- located at Del Paso Boulevard and Forrest Street, Mack Road and Center Parkway, 7th and K Street, 8th and K Street, Alkali Flat light rail station, Del Paso Boulevard and Arden Way light rail station.
- 3) Video storage and retention system- funding was used to purchase equipment to store video surveillance video data for a 30 day period.
- 4) Shared access to over sixty Regional Transit surveillance cameras- funding was utilized to connect Regional Transit and Sacramento Police networks in order to access their video surveillance cameras.
The Sacramento Police Department would like to thank the California Emergency Management Agency for the funding, Mayor Kevin Johnson for his continued support of law enforcement efforts, and the continued partnership we have with Regional Transit.