Austin Police Department: Real-Time Crime Center
|Agency||Austin Police Department|
|Technology||Real-Time Crime Center|
The Austin Police Department has operated a real-time crime center since 2010. The RTCC cost about $750,000 and was paid for without city funds through a federal grant. The RTCC accesses a network of 1000 H.A.L.O., or High Activity Location Observation, surveillance cameras throughout the city.
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Real-Time Crime Centers are hubs where police ingest and analyze surveillance, intelligence, and data from a number of sources in real-time. RTCCs are often equipped with walls of monitors with live feeds from camera networks. Analysts are often able to access a wide variety of surveillance technologies, including automated license plate readers, gunshot detection, predictive policing, and face recognition. Unlike fusion centers, RTCCs tend to be focused on local level activities and a broader range of criminal investigations.