Cameras To Keep Eyes On Baton Rouge Infrastructure
Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish is implementing a plan to install surveillance cameras at critical infrastructure points, including water treatment and power plants, transportation hubs, and government buildings.
The 58 cameras and their maintenance and operation will be paid for by a $867,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security, which has set down guidelines for ensuring that the cameras are used only for security purposes.
Local law enforcement officials will be able to control the cameras, and will alert first responders to potential dangers in case they see anything that could be a security threat.
Data from the cameras will be available in public records. Similar cameras are expected to be installed soon in parish police cars.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Baton Rouge Advocate (LA) (03/31/06) P. B1; Dunne, Mike.