Harris County Sheriff's Office: Real-Time Crime Center
|Agency||Harris County Sheriff's Office|
|Technology||Real-Time Crime Center|
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office revealed its Real-Time Crime Center and Incident Management Unit in 2016, which is maintained in the Houston TranStar building. The RTCC has access to over 30 databases and is a communications and monitoring center where crime data is collected, analyzed and dispatched to patrol officers during criminal activities. The RTCC access both public and private cameras, through a program called Secure Watch. RTCC staff also have access to face recognition technology.
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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.