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A pair of traffic cameras in Philadelphia that show traffic offenses involving drugs and weapons may help law enforcement crack down on drug trafficking.
Law enforcement officials said they’re hoping that a new camera installed in the city’s parking lots will help catch thieves who steal vehicles from behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle.
The cameras are part of a pilot program that began in November, and they will be used as part of an effort to crack down more aggressively on crimes involving stolen vehicles, said Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who added that they may be used to detect stolen cars and other vehicles stolen from the streets.
“The cameras can be used by police to get a good look at the stolen vehicles,” Ramsey said.
“They will also allow us to know whether the vehicle has been damaged or if it has been stolen, if there are signs of tampering.”
The new cameras, mounted in two locations, are part for the City of Philadelphia, a city department that has a goal of having one million cameras installed across the city.
The cameras will be able to capture traffic crimes committed between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., with a range of speeds ranging from 60 to 100 miles per hour.
The new camera installation, part of the citywide pilot program, has been installed on city-owned parking lots in Philadelphia, as well as in several neighborhoods.
In all, the cameras have been installed at more than 50 locations across the City.
Ramsey said that the new cameras have caught a handful of stolen vehicles in the past week.
“It’s been a really good week for us,” he said.
The Department of Public Safety has said that it is looking for ways to help law-abiding residents keep their vehicles safe.
The department recently announced it will launch a statewide search for stolen vehicles.