Fla. PD's new communications center from justice department grant

The $700,000 grant will cover construction costs and and a new wireless system to carry video signals

William Jackson
Government Computer News

BOCA RATON, Fla. — When the third presidential debate was held in Boca Raton, Fla., city police were able to bring together video feeds from three surveillance systems to a single location, giving them a better view of what was going on across the community.

"It's not like a Super Bowl," which draws tens of thousands of spectators, reporters and on-site TV operations centers, said James Burke, the police department?s director of support services. But with 3,000 reporters and the Secret Service in town, the added visibility eased the task of coordinating security for the Oct. 22 debate.

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