Sacramento Police Department is using new surveillance cameras to fight crime in the area.

The city was awarded $600,000 by the California Emergency Management Agency to purchase the equipment. The request was made possible through Mayor Johnson’s efforts to make the community safer, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

Following are the items the department was able to purchase:

– Three TV surveillance trailers with license plate recognition cameras. These will be used at major events or at the scene of an ongoing crime trend or series.
– Thirteen fixed cameras located at Del Paso Boulevard and Forrest Street, Mack Road and Center Parkway, 7th and K Street, 8th and K Street, Alkali Flat light rail station, Del Paso Boulevard and Arden Way light rail station.
– A video storage system allowing police to store up to 30 days of surveillance footage.
– Equipment and labor required for police to integrate Regional Transit surveillance cameras into their existing networks.

Comments (3)
  1. Hereticmonk says:

    They sell us that surveillance cameras fight crime. That a bunch of BS. Cameras don’t fight crime. After all these surveillance videos being released to the public and not many of the suspects are ever caught. Surveillance cameras are there so when a crime is committed and you are robbed, beaten, and killed they have something to post on youtube for the crime to be continued and your family to be humiliated. The biggest criminals of them all are the corporate bankers and politicians. Why don’t we put cameras in their offices?

  2. Bear says:

    If they can make the cameras cuff and stuff suspects then it may be a good deal.

  3. Wayne says:

    Let’s be real. The only purpose these electronics make is to generate revenue. Infractions such as running stop signs and red lights create vast amounts. Especially when no one has to even be present from law enforcement to write the ticket. Just send em via USPS.

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