Statement from Mayor Madden on Planned Upgrades to City Surveillance Camera Network, Deployment of Police Body-Worn Camera Program

For Immediate Release
October 1, 2020

Statement from Mayor Madden on Planned Upgrades to City Surveillance Camera Network, Deployment of Police Body-Worn Camera Program

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden issued the below statement regarding planned upgrades to the City’s surveillance camera network and implementation of a body-worn camera program following approval by the City Council on Thursday evening:

Mayor Madden said, “Surveillance cameras are one of many tools used by law enforcement to investigate crimes in our community. Earlier this year, my administration advanced a plan to upgrade to the City’s existing camera network in coordination with the Troy Police Department. Deployment of new camera technology will strengthen the reliability of our camera network, and I express my thanks to Assemblyman John McDonald for securing the state funding to move this important initiative forward.”

“I’m also pleased to move ahead with purchase of equipment, training and implementation a body-worn camera program for the Troy Police Department. The deployment of new technologies reinforces the department’s continued modernization as a 21st century law enforcement agency. I look forward to working closely with department leadership to implement this program in the coming months.”

Mayor Madden and Police Chief Owens also reminded Troy families and property owners to register their private security cameras with the Troy Police Department’s “SafeCam” program. Residents and businesses who register their camera can assist Troy police with crime prevention strategies in neighborhoods throughout Troy. For more info, or to register your camera, please visit http://www.troyny.gov/departments/police-department/safecam/

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