Orlando police harnessing technology to help fight crime with new crime center – WFTV
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department unveiled its new crime center on Wednesday.
Police said the center provides a way for technology to better assist officers in the field, especially through cameras that are carried to the body.
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At the OPD headquarters crime center, detectives can track every officer’s movements by monitoring their cameras when necessary.
Chief Orlando Rolón said the idea for the crime center came up in 2019 and was joined last fall.
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He said it is simple: technology, like being able to take advantage of the cameras that are carried in the body, is helping them to keep everyone safe, citizens and agents.
“This makes it possible for us to be more efficient, this also helps us keep our agents safe and is also saving lives,” Rolón said.
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Another piece of technology they are using inside the crime center is license plate recognition, which can be used to find missing people, stolen cars and more.
“This can provide more intelligence and facts to agents as they respond to service calls,” Rolón said.
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