From the Slidell Police Department
Chief Randy Fandal will be launching the Slidell Police Department’s latest crime-fighting tool this weekend, just in time for the Mardi Gras season.
Slidell Police recently acquired two, highly sophisticated, rapid deployment mobile crime camera systems. The crime cameras provide high-definition, 360 degree camera coverage, which can be deployed at busy shopping centers, large public events, and in problem crime areas across the city.
The cameras can be monitored, in real-time, remotely from any location. The system, manufactured by MobileVision, is capable of operating unattended and self-powered for weeks or longer by use of solar panels and an on-board generator. The technology inside of the system provides Slidell Police with an incident detection and assessment information and also has optional add-on equipment, such as an Advanced Gunshot Analysis System.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal says, “The technology inside of this camera system is amazing. This is definitely a 21st-century crime-fighting tool. Our goal is to use these real-time crime cameras to keep people safe during large events, to deter and lower crime, and to help solve crime when it happens.”
Chief Fandal hopes to expand the use of the crime cameras across the entire city, and eventually incorporate a real-time crime center in Slidell.
Chief Fandal says, "My goal is to meet with our local businesses and neighborhoods to see if they would be interested in this type of program. Crime cameras are the new, modern way to combat crime. They are a great deterrent and will continue to help us lower the crime rate in our community.