NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police are using a new surveillance system to monitor crowds at the CMA Music Festival this year.
The mobile towers equipped with camera systems allow police to monitor large crowds and watch for criminal activity from up high. The SkyCop system allows officers to zoom in on music fans watching concerts at Riverfront Park and beyond. T
Police communications analyst Jason Anderson told WPLN-FM (http://bit.ly/LavWLF ) that the surveillance system gives police a better eye so they can dispatch officers to location to better provide security.
This is the first year the Metro Nashville police department is using the system, which police bought with Department of Homeland Security grants.
Information from: WPLN-FM, http://www.wpln.org/
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