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MPD to Deploy Closed Circuit Television Cameras for Major Cities Chiefs Conference

Friday, February 3, 2006

MPD to Deploy Closed Circuit Television Cameras for Major Cities Chiefs Conference

The Metropolitan Police Department plans to activate its Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system to support public safety operations during the Major Cities Chiefs Conference, which is being held in Washington, DC, from February 6-12, 2006. In addition to activating cameras that are part of its existing CCTV network, the MPD plans to deploy additional, temporary cameras in the area of F Street, NW, between 13th and 14th Streets, NW.
 
The Metropolitan Police Department?s CCTV system is a secure, wireless network of 19 cameras owned and operated by the MPD. The cameras are mounted on various buildings, primarily in downtown DC and the Georgetown commercial area. They focus on public spaces around the National Mall, US Capitol, White House, Union Station and other critical installations, as well as major arteries and highways that pass through downtown DC.

Pursuant to DC Municipal Regulations, Title 24, Chapter 25, the Metropolitan Police Department is required to provide public notice of plans to deploy CCTV cameras. The public may submit comments in writing regarding a particular deployment, or the CCTV system in general, to the Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 5080, Washington, DC, 20001, or via e-mail at mail.chief-of-police@dc.gov.

Additional information about the CCTV network, including the locations of the 19 permanent cameras, can be found on the MPD website, www.mpdc.dc.gov/cctv