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Ogden Area Tactical Analysis Center

Since 2011, the Ogden Police Department has operated the Area Tactical Analysis Center, which is currently located in the Public Safety Building near Ogden’s historic downtown district. Despite being a relatively small city (population 87,000 as of 2018), Ogden’s ATAC uses a wide array of surveillance technologies, including a citywide network of more than a thousand cameras, camera trailers, automated license plate readers, crime data analysis and mapping software, and advanced imaging software. At one point In ATAC’s infancy, OPD attempted to deploy a surveillance blimp over the city, but the plan was terminated.


Sacramento Real-Time Crime Center

Housed in the Central Command Police Facility, the Sacramento Real-Time Crime Center utilizes a combination of crime data aggregation, gunshot detection technology, automated license plate readers, cameras spread throughout the city, and a wall filled with large video monitors coupled with numerous work-stations.


Albuquerque Real-Time Crime Center

The Albuquerque Police Department launched the Albuquerque Real-Time Crime Center in 2013. As part of APD’s overall predictive policing strategy, the RTCC uses a combination of public and private cameras, face recognition databases, and social media monitoring software. 


New Orleans Real-Time Crime Center

The New Orleans Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness operates the New Orleans Real-Time Crime Center. Founded in 2017, the RTCC uses a range of technologies, including automated license plate readers, gunshot detection sensors, and more than 340 cameras citywide. Residents are also encouraged to register their personal security cameras with the RTCC. 


Atlanta Loudermilk Video Integration Center

The Atlanta Police Department’s Loudermilk Operation Shield Video Integration Center —is a video surveillance program integrating both private and public cameras.  The VIC has received more than $5 million in funding from various sources and combines access to automated license plate readers, predictive policing software, and real-time feeds from approximately 12,800 cameras.


Detroit Real-Time Crime Center

Housed in the City of Detroit's Public Safety headquarters downtown, the Detroit Police Department's Real-Time Crime Center combines a camera network, face recognition software, automated license plate readers, and a variety of other criminal justice data systems.


Miami Gardens Real-Time Crime Center

The Miami Gardens Real-Time Crime Center, completed in August 2016, was created by the city in partnership with the private vendor CineMassive.  The RTCC features technologies such as video surveillance cameras, automatic license plate readers, gunshot detection, and crime analytics on a single, real-time visualization platform.


Fresno Real-Time Crime Center (Suspended)

Fresno Real-Time Crime Center Fresno Police Department Fresno, California   NOTE: Fresno's RTCC operations were suspended in 2020 due to staffing and budget shortages. This included ending live monitoring of Fresno's Video Policing Program, although footage can be obtained by detectives after a crime has occured. This case study was drafted prior to the news that the program was shut down. FPD has indicated it may restart the program in the future.  Source: Fresno Police Department Over...