Dec 11, 2012
131 wireless cameras for $1.7m, 95 license plate readers for $1.5m, a $4.5m new command center, and a $1.5m video management center. Those are some of the electronic public safety monitoring that CMPD bought and put in place for the Democratic National Convention back in September in Uptown.
Police officials say they’ve had electronic monitoring technology for decades. A federal grant for DNC security allowed them to upgrade.
During a briefing to Charlotte City Council members, CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe and other police officials stressed that the technology was put in place to monitor criminal activity, not be big brother.