WHY THE PHILADELPHIA SAFECAM NETWORK PROGRAM IS NEEDED
There have been numerous cases in the last few years where surveillance videos from the local businesses and private citizens have helped the local law enforcement efforts to protect the citizens of Philadelphia.
HELP SOLVE AND PROSECUTE CRIMES
The Philadelphia police department is finding that the available surveillance video from businesses and private citizens helps their detectives solve crimes faster and successfully prosecute offenders. Additionally, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office uses surveillance video for prosecution, which is overwhelmingly from the businesses sector and private citizens of Philadelphia.
HELP TO MAKE PHILADELPHIA A SAFER PLACE
The success of video in assisting law enforcement has been so significant that Mayor Nutter has developed this new program called SafeCam which is subsidized by the Commerce Department . The purpose of SafeCam is to increase the number of available cameras that the police can use to monitor within neighborhood business corridors of Philadelphia. This new program with SafeCam allows the police to quickly access recorded surveillance video when needed. More cameras on the street will mean a safer city for the citizens of Philadelphia.