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 — 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.