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Central New York Crime Analysis Center: Real-Time Crime Center

President Obama speaks to a police officer in a room full of computer monitors.
President Obama visits the Camden, New Jersey Real-Time Crime center in 2015.
Credit: Obama White House Archives
Agency Central New York Crime Analysis Center
Location Syracuse,
Technology Real-Time Crime Center
Vendor

The Central New York Crime Analysis Center (previously known as the Onondaga Crime Analysis Center) is part of a network of 10 real-time crime analysis centers supported by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice. Launched in 2008, the CAC received an upgrade in 2020. According to a press release, the CAC occupies 4,216 square feet of space on the second floor of the Syracuse Police Department and features a 16-foot wide by 4½-foot high video wall that displays "multiple sources of data and information in real time, including calls for service and feeds from public surveillance cameras, among other technology." It serves law enforcement agencies in Onondaga, Madison and Oswego counties.

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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.

President Obama speaks to a police officer in a room full of computer monitors.
President Obama visits the Camden, New Jersey Real-Time Crime center in 2015.
Credit: Obama White House Archives