District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor

04/07/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2024 16:15

Mayor Bowser and Chief Smith to Cut the Ribbon on MPD's Real-Time Crime Center and Launch CameraConnect DC

On Monday, April 8 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Chief Pamela A. Smith will cut the ribbon on the new Real-Time Crime Center and launch CameraConnect DC. CameraConnect DC is a new initiative that will allow residents and businesses to more effectively and efficiently share security camera footage with the Real-Time Crime Center to support MPD with investigating crimes and closing cases.

Mayor Bowser's Fiscal Year 2025 budget includes support for the Real-Time Crime Center and other public safety initiatives, including fully funding MPD's requested hiring level to achieve a net gain of officers for the first time in five years; $13 million for crime fighting expansion, including new cameras and license plate readers; $3.4 million in crime-fighting technology procurement; and $8.7 million for civilian positions and new Community Safety Officers.

Monday, April 8 at 11 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Lindsey Appiah, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
Chief Pamela A. Smith, Metropolitan Police Department
Metropolitan Police Department's Real-Time Crime Center
Marion Barry Jr. Building
441 4th Street NW
6th Floor North
*Closest Metro Station: Judiciary Square Station*
*Closest Bikeshare: 441 4th Street NW*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser's Facebook or X.

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