Covert Surveillance has arrived in Chicago
The first official covert surveillance cameras have been launched in Chicago and are set to replace many of the Blue Light cameras that have been installed in the crime ridden areas of the city.
The existing cameras are highly visible and easily spotted, this puts criminals on their guard but also allows easy targeting for damage and vandalism. The new covert surveillance cameras are tiny, small enough to fit into a matchbox says Police Superintendent Jody Weis.
Covert cameras have long been used to ensnare corrupt politicians and government officials in the city, currently the police force is down 2,000 officers due to budget cuts and it is hoped that covert cameras will enable some of that gap to be bridged. The cameras will be so discreet that drug dealers and gangs will be filmed without realising where currently they can easily spot the blue light cameras.
There has been some opposition to the covert surveillance from some quarters and allegations that rogue officers could abuse them have been levelled at the police department.Posted under Security Alerts