Real Time Crime Center Gets Results

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The Queen City has it’s very own Crime-fighting technology. CMPD’s Real Time Crime Center has helped with 720 cases since July. Detectives use technology like license plate readers and shot spotter to gather information. The bullet locating software covers five square miles. CMPD has access to about 600 cameras in the Charlotte area. Detectives said they’re aware of privacy concerns.

“That is totally against our policy that we have. We do not follow people just for the sake of seeing what they’re doing or just to kill time,”Major Johnny Jennings from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Real Time Crime detectives want to integrate the technology. For example, when a gun is fired, cameras could automatically turn to where the sound came from.