NM police debut video crime center that monitors city

100 camera feeds are designed to give officers up-to-the minute information


By Jeff Proctor
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — For nearly two years, the Albuquerque Police Department has quietly been at work on a controversial law enforcement strategy in which live camera feeds are piped from more than 100 cameras around the city into a video command center at police headquarters to provide officers in the field with real-time information.

On Friday, officials unveiled the "Real Time Crime Center," a renovated wing on the third floor of the main police station Downtown that features a bank of 16 television screens — with a 90-inch monitor at its center — and eight work stations where a mix of sworn police officers on light duty and civilian APD employees gather information from dozens of public and private databases.

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