New Installation of Security Cameras Improve Safety at Drake Park
2013-05-01 · By Editor
The City of Long Beach has increased its use of technology to support public safety by installing six security cameras at Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave.
“These cameras and others are an additional layer of support in the City’s public safety efforts, because they will serve as a deterrent to would-be criminals,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
The high-definition cameras with pan, tilt and zoom capability are programmed to cover the park and zoom in on designated areas.
“These cameras were a request of the Willmore and Drake Park community, and I am thankful to LBPD and our technology team for getting them up,” said Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, who represents the 1st Council District. “We now have a set of six additional eyes on the park at all times.”
The cameras are integrated into the innovative system, Long Beach Common Operating Picture, more commonly known as LB-COP, which was designed to increase efficiencies and maximize technologies in combating crime and to promote greater community and officer safety. This system integrates diverse databases, video feeds, criminal intelligence, and collaboration between first responders and investigators in a user friendly and coordinated manner. The network of cameras features real-time feeds at parks, beaches, business corridors and other locations, which can be combined with law enforcement data to give public safety officials background information on calls for service.
The $27,000 cost for the six cameras was paid for by infrastructure funds allocated to each Council District. The City of Long Beach continues to add additional cameras are resources become available. We encourage business owners and residents to participate in our Community Camera Partnership, which allows the Police Department access to their web-based camera feeds during reported crimes in progress and during the investigative follow up to the incident. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562.570.5870.