D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday urged residents, businesses and organizations to the participate in the city’s Private Security Camera System Incentive Program in an effort to prevent crime and help police capture criminals.
The rebate program has funded the purchase and installation of more than 15,000 surveillance cameras on private properties since the program was launched in May 2016.
Miss Bowser admitted that it’s not known how many crimes the cameras have deterred but said they still help the Metropolitan Police Department make the District more secure.
“We all know that reducing crime is not just MPD’s job, but is the community’s job, every agency of our government and everybody who cares about creating a safer, stronger Washington,” the mayor said Monday during a press event outside Jackie Lee’s bar in Northwest, where a drive-by shooting happened on New Year’s Eve.
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