Toledo police unveil crime center for surveillance cameras

11/1/2012
BLADE STAFF
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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.

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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.
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.

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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