New School Surveillance Equipment Monitored in Real Time by Police

New School Surveillance Equipment Monitored in Real Time by Police

Once the new video surveillance system is installed on campuses across the city, police officers will be able to remotely monitor cameras in real-time from their patrol cars.

The police department in Haverhill, Mass. Is using $20,000 of federal grant money to purchase security cameras to install in city schools, according to Chief Alan R. DeNaro. The funds come from more than $1.3 million in federal grant money through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant fund.

Once the new video surveillance system is installed on campuses across the city, police officers will be able to remotely monitor cameras in real-time from their patrol cars.

The funds come at an opportune time, according to Steve Wojnar, the president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, as school security is on everyone’s minds.

“Many communities in the Commonwealth face budgetary challenges which limit their ability to raise or delegate funds for necessary equipment to make their jobs easier,” he said. “(Now) police departments and schools will have money to purchase vital equipment and technology designed to protect their law enforcement officers and enhance security in our schools.”

The Methuen Police Department is also using grant funding from the Executive Office of Public Safety to release the community-focused “See Something, Send Something” app.

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