For Protecting the Palm Beaches, we continue our conversation from last week with West Palm Beach Police Chief Sarah Mooney, who gave us a tour of their agency and we found out about new technologies like ShotSpotter, which will alert officers in the field to locations where gunshots have been tracked.
That will work in conjunction with the department's new Real-Time Crime Center.
"It's going to be a physical space that's going to be monitored 24-7. You saw the video screens and all that, it's going to tie all the technology that we're using in order to track crime and/or prevent it or to do enforcement citywide, incorporated all the different technologies like the ShotSpotter.
The center will also be used to track vehicles that are used in a crime through license plate readers being placed around the city.
"If that car goes in traffic through one of the areas that's covered by a license plate reader, we'll get a hit in our Crime Center that will say 'hey, this is where the location of that car is.' "
The Real Time Crime Center is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.
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