Bridgeport unveils new city command center

Bridgeport unveiled Wednesday what it calls the most advanced security command center in Connecticut. Included at the new command center at the City Hall Annex are security cameras, diagrams of school

News 12 Staff

Nov 26, 2015, 2:25 AM

Updated 3,153 days ago

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Bridgeport unveiled Wednesday what it calls the most advanced security command center in Connecticut.
Included at the new command center at the City Hall Annex are security cameras, diagrams of school buildings and a sophisticated network of maps.
A staff of police and other city officials will be working at the center to monitor the cameras and maps 24 hours a day, looking for any kinds of trends or crimes that might be in progress. The system can also alert police to suspicious incidents.
The nearly $9 million system comes after nine people were shot at the Trumbull Gardens housing projects, which now have upgraded cameras.
The staff will also be monitoring panic buttons used by citizens.
Within the next year, the city hopes to tap into private security cameras as well.


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