Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs speaks during the official unveiling of the new, real time crime center. Currently, the department has about 40 cameras in 20 locations around the city, though that number is expected to grow over the next months.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
Toledo police today unveiled their real-time crime center, where officers monitor surveillance cameras installed in crime "hot spots" around the city.
To date, 40 cameras have been installed in 20 locations in the city, police said. The monitoring center is on the third floor of the downtown Safety Building.
The project, with a total cost of $1.6 million, was announced by Chief Derrick Diggs in December. Cameras started going up several months ago.
In total, police anticipate having 160 cameras -- at most -- installed across the city.
Cameras have gone up at the following locations:
Jefferson Avenue and North Huron Street
Washington and North Huron streets
Adams and 17th streets
Walnut and North Michigan streets
Locust and North Ontario streets
Lagrange and North Huron streets
Lagrange and Sherman streets
Lagrange and Mettler streets
Mulberry and Page streets
West Bancroft Street and Ashland Avenue
West Bancroft Street and Franklin Avenue
Lawrence and Delaware avenues
North Detroit Avenue and Monroe Street
Dorr and Hoag streets
1240 Collingwood Blvd.
Earl and Butler streets
Earl and Rogers streets
East Bancroft Avenue and Kent Street
Starr Avenue and Steadman Street
Navarre Avenue and Oak Street
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