Atlanta Mayor Improves Video Surveillance Around Colleges
The installations are part of a larger effort to reduce crime in west Atlanta neighborhoods.
The city of Atlanta’s video surveillance and license plate recognition systems will soon be bolstered to improve security around a group of college campuses.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed made the announcement Jan. 24 as part of the wider Westside Security Plan, which is a collaborative effort between the Atlanta Police Foundation and the Atlanta Police Department, according to cbs46.com.
A total of 35 security cameras and five license plate readers will be installed in southwest Atlanta to improve the safety on the campuses of the Atlanta University Center.
The AUC is comprised of the historically black colleges Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine.
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The 24/7 video feed will be monitored by campus police on each institution’s campus and by city police in the APD video integration center.
Each institution invested $100,000 for the system and the city contributed $300,000.
Through the Westside Security Plan, more than 100 cameras and will be purchased to prevent and respond to crimes in west Atlanta neighborhoods.
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