The Syracuse (NY) Police Department is adding a new high-tech capability to monitor and more quickly respond to crimes in progress.
According to the CNYCenertal.com, the agency has begun to build an office specifically tasked with monitoring social media accounts, dispatch radio and a live feed from police cameras across the city among other capabilities.
"We've been looking to put in a video wall. We could hook up to social media networks. Social media mining, the dispatch center, 911 calls in real time," said Deputy Chief Derek McGork with Syracuse Police Department.
The agency will reportedly spend roughly $190,000 on the new facility. It will be manned 24/7.