Dallas Police Begin Pilot to Track Surveillance Cameras at Businesses
Monday, November 04, 2019 | Comments

A six-month pilot called the Starlight Program will facilitate collaboration between the Dallas Police Department and local businesses. Participating businesses will be outfitted with Avigilon cameras, blue lights and program signage and will be actively monitored by and connected directly to the Dallas Police Department’s Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) using Motorola Solutions' CommandCentral Aware software.

By connecting these cameras to the RTCC, officers will gain additional insights when responding to events, be able to resolve incidents faster and return officers to the street in a timely manner. The Starlight Program is open to businesses throughout the city.
The pilot program will launch at three convenience stores and gas stations that have experienced a high volume of calls for police services.

“This is an exciting time for the Dallas Police Department and our partners, Safer Dallas and Motorola Solutions,” said Reneé Hall, chief of police for the Dallas Police Department. “The technology fosters faster decision-making with real-time situational awareness. The ultimate goal is to protect the public while making first responders more effective by providing much-needed information before they even arrive on the scene.”

This pilot program is made possible by Motorola Solutions and Safer Dallas. The pilot program launched Oct. 28 and is expected to run for six months. After the initial pilot phase, the three organizations will evaluate the impact of the program and explore further expansion.

The mission of Safer Dallas Better Dallas is to protect the citizens of Dallas from becoming victims of crime and engage them in a partnership with the Dallas Police, to support the efforts of our Dallas police officers and to make Dallas America’s safest big city.

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