ON JANUARY 1ST OF 2016, the Detroit Police Department (DPD) partnered with eight gas stations that have installed real-time camera connections with police headquarters as part of a ground-breaking crime-fighting partnership between local businesses, the City of Detroit and community groups called “Project Green Light Detroit.”
PROJECT GREEN LIGHT DETROIT is the first public-private-community partnership of its kind, blending a mix of real-time crime-fighting and community policing aimed at improving neighborhood safety, promoting the revitalization and growth of local businesses, and strengthening DPD’s efforts to deter, identify, and solve crime.
Robert Cannon, Clinton Township Supervisor, joins us in studio to explain a recent ordinance that requires most businesses in this most populated township in Michigan to install video surveillance in their stores.
“CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Business owners in this community of some 100,000 people will be required by Oct. 1 to install and pay for security cameras and surveillance systems after a new ordinance hits the books on April 1.
Surveillance cameras will soon be mandatory at party stores that sell liquor, hotels, banks, pharmacies, gas stations and other businesses with frequent calls to police – all at owners’ expense. Clinton Township will be the first in the state to make cameras mandatory.
The ordinance was developed by Clinton Township police Capt. Richard Maierle. Maierle said about 75 percent of businesses impacted by the requirements are already in compliance. He added not every shop in Clinton Township will have to get cameras.
“We didn’t make this ordinance (to include) the florist, or the breakfast shop, or some little mom and pop business,” Maierle said.” MiTechNews
Jeff Marston, VP of Comcast Business’ Heartland Region which includes Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky joins Mike Brennan, editor or MiTechNews to share the breaking news of Comcast’s participation in Clinton Twp.’s new business surveillance program. Jeff will describe Comcast Business new offering Smart Office.
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