Video Safety provides closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras, real time centralized monitoring, and 24-7 recording services. This highly coordinated service benefits large geographic areas and reduces duplication by the private sector that would otherwise purchase less advanced, poorly coordinated technology. Working with the Lancaster Bureau of Police, the Video Safety Program may serve as a deterrent to crime, and assists in police mobilization. Coalition cameras provide almost irrefutable evidence that can shorten the time of police investigations and lead to guilty pleas thus eliminating the need for costly jury trials. The District Attorney’s office estimates the average cost to county taxpayers is $20,000 for every case that goes to a jury.
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Left: Installing a video safety camera on Farnum Street
Right: A video safety camera at the corner of Queen and Orange Streets.
"The camera footage has led defendants
to plead guilty and persuaded reluctant witnesses to step forward."
District Attorney Craig Stedman
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"I’m sure the cameras have been able to supplement the police. It’s not a cure-all, but the cameras have many more
eyes than the police, who can’t be everywhere and we can’t put police
on every street."
Lancaster City Councilman
Nelson Polite, Sr.
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comments regarding the LCSC >>