CPD Adds 8 New Public Safety Cameras To Its Network

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Chattanooga Police Department has added eight new public safety cameras to its network, bringing the total to 37 cameras around the city focusing on violent crime and seeking to deter future acts of violence. This system is known as “Crime Eye” by Convergint Technologies, which is an industry leader in technology used in promoting crime reduction, crime solving, and improving community safety, it was stated.

Officials said, "CPD used community input, three years of compiled statistical crime data, qualitative intelligence, officer experience, and vendor consultation to determine placement of the eight new public safety cameras.

The CPD Crime Analysis Unit conducted analysis of crime that’s inflicted the most social harm throughout the city narrowed down to the densest locations by block numbers.

 

"These locations were then provided to the CPD Neighborhood Policing Bureau to provide input based on their observations and experiences throughout their shifts. Next, the locations were presented to community members for input to determine exactly where the cameras were placed. This is the same criteria used to determine the locations of the initial 15 public safety cameras installed in June, 2017 and the 14 cameras installed in November, 2018." 

Sector

Location

Adam North


Adam South

101 E. 20th St.

Baker North

2100 Milne St.

2002 Sharp St.

916 N. Orchard Knob Ave.

900 Wheeler Ave.

1800 Wilson St.

Baker South

4500 Dodds Ave.

2600 E. 23rd St.

Charlie North


Charlie South



The video from the network of public safety cameras feeds into the Real Time Intelligence Center (RTIC). The RTIC is a centralized intelligence, technology, analysis and investigative center housed at the Police Service Center.

 

This video evidence is used by investigators to build their cases and hold offenders accountable.Since January 1, 2019, the Chattanooga Police Department RTIC Investigators have either monitored, followed up on, or investigated 1,534 incidents. Video was usable as evidence in 69 percent of violent crime incidents.

 

Offense Type

# of Incidents with Usable Video

Total # Monitored

Percentage

Aggravated Assault

86

116

74%

Arrest (made on scene)

59

61

97%

Carjacking

4

6

67%

Homicide

34

41

83%

Rape

12

14

86%

Robbery

39

58

67%

Shots Fired

33

95

35%

Weapon Offense

11

11

100%

TOTAL

278

402

69%

 


Each public safety camera is housed in a 2-foot-tall, white metal box clearly and obviously marked with the CPD badge and a blue flashing light on top. The boxes are mounted on EPB poles equipped with power and fiber optics. The cameras are adjustable, can be angled in different directions, and equipped with a zoom lens. They are also designed to be moved as crime trends and needs change.


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