Kastle Systems is donating 1,000 cameras to private businesses in the District of Columbia as part of Capital Shield, a public-private partnership designed to give law enforcement officials access to private security cameras in the case of emergency.
Capital Shield is a public-private partnership that unites the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) with commercial property owners, businesses and institutions around a common goal to protect the city. “Video is a force multiplier for MPD,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “It gives us an extra set of eyes by allowing us to provide much needed situational awareness. The program is an important new step in working with private enterprise to enhance public safety throughout the city.
Through this program, participants can help enhance public safety by providing MPD with direct access to their private security cameras. This allows first responders to gain situational awareness to assist citizens during emergency situations.
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