Public Park Safety Initiative

Legislator: Kay Hagan
Sen, D
Cost: $100,000
Recipient: Town of Mooresville
Mooresville, NC
City: Mooresville, NC
Type: Commerce, Justice & Science

The Town of Mooresville requests $100,000 from the COPS Law Enforcement Technology program for the Mooresville Public Park Safety Initiative. The Mooresville Police Department needs federal assistance to purchase an IP-based video surveillance system for the Town's seven public parks. The surveillance system will work in conjunction with existing cable and fiber optics that can link the Town's parks to the Town network. Live streaming video and recording capabilities will allow law enforcement to monitor and review activities within the parks. Mooresville Police data shows that there are many calls to dispatch reporting suspicious activity and disorderly conduct in the Town's public parks. This initiative will help the Town of Mooresville provide its residents and visitors with a safe and secure environment for recreation. Local economies grow and thrive in areas that are considered safe. Moreover, when local parks are damaged and vandalized, taxpayer dollars are used for repair. A viable technological solution, such as web based video, will help the Town provide safe recreation options, serve as a deterrent to vandalism and other crime, expedite law enforcement in the event of crime, and save valuable taxpayer resources.

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