In recent years, many law enforcement agencies across the nation have faced a staff shortage. This drought has strained many agencies, often leading to either overworked employees or gaps in coverage. While there has been a strong recruitment push, some cities are turning to citywide surveillance to assist their local law enforcement. But what is citywide surveillance and how does it help cities? We discuss this below.
Cities, counties, and other large jurisdictions are difficult to monitor. Local governments rely on their law enforcement agencies, but manpower limitations make it impossible for them to be everywhere. Many agencies are now looking to incorporate citywide surveillance solutions that will allow them monitor areas without wasting precious resources. But because it’s relatively new, many local governments have a lot of questions about citywide surveillance. To help foster a better understanding of this solution, we present the 3 most common citywide surveillance questions and their answers.
If you live in a city, your law enforcement agency probably has too much ground to cover; if you live in a smaller town, your law enforcement agency might not have enough manpower. Regardless of your municipality’s size, you probably wonder how you can monitor and protect your entire community with limited resources. The answer is simple: Invest in citywide surveillance.