An initiative that has been in the works for the last two years will be fully implemented by 2014. Washington University Medical Center and the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative are teaming up to install over 80 cameras throughout the Central West End.
The high-definition, color, IP security cameras will concentrate on the major streets, alleys, and sidewalks in the Central West End. The new cameras will join existing privately owned security cameras that are already in place on businesses and residential buildings in the neighborhood. The new camera network will be recorded around the clock.
The camera network is an added layer to the existing safety and security efforts in the Central West End, which includes 2,800 additional supplemental patrols annually and court advocacy.