Toledo Police Department is using a new tool to fight crime. It's called the Sky Cop camera system.
says right now 40 of these of cameras are already u
installed in high crime neighborhoods.
The department says the system cost $1.6 million dollars to install.
ut the department is
, they plan to put up 42 more cameras by the new year. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Police Chief Derrick Diggs along with city leaders say this is proof the city is committed to fighting crime with 21st century technology, "the first thing I said we're going to do is be bold and ambitious. And part of that ambitious plan is to institute what I call intelligent led data driven policing," explains the Chief Diggs.
Some residents like Aaron Cunningham says he likes the system, but hopes the city would go farther,
think you run into problems there.
I mean because if you're going to do something here, I think you have to do it in all the neighborhoods," says Cunningham.
says the plan is to have a total of 150-160 cameras up and running throughout parts of the city.
Here's a list of locations in Toledo where cameras are currently at,
Jefferson & Huron
Washington & Huron
Adams & 17th
Walnut & Michigan
Locust & Ontario
Lagrange & Huron
Lagrange & Sherman
Lagrange & Mettler
Mulberry & Page
Bancroft & Ashland
Bancroft & Franklin
Lawrence & Delaware
Detroit & Monroe
Dorr & Hoag
Earl & Butler
Earl & Rogers
Bancroft & Kent
Starr & Steadman
Navarre & Oak