Freeport, NY - November 17, 2015 - Freeport Village Mayor Robert T. Kennedy will join with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and law enforcement officials to hold a press conference to announce the village’s groundbreaking “Operation Safe Streets” initiative and unveil a new command center on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport. The initiative will protect residents by using digital surveillance technology to monitor village streets for law-breaking motorists and wanted criminals. Digital license plate readers are capable of scanning 2,000 plates per minute and cross-referencing each plate number with federal and state criminal databases and DMV records, allowing village police officers to identify stolen vehicles; motorists who are being sought by law enforcement or are the subject of outstanding arrest warrants; vehicles that are associated with Amber or Silver Alerts; unlicensed motorists and motorists with suspended licenses. The system provides the village’s newly created command center with real-time alerts when a vehicle’s driver requires attention from police.
Freeport is likely the first municipality in New York State to bolster its law enforcement efforts by establishing a comprehensive surveillance network of license-plate-reading technology at select entry points along the village’s perimeter. They create a round-the-clock, high-tech security operation guarding the village’s boundaries. Police also can use the technology to able to continuously monitor traffic patterns for criminal or suspicious activity. It will also aid police investigations in other jurisdictions if a suspect drives through the village.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Press conference at 10:30a.m.
WHERE: New Command Center at Freeport Village Hall, 46 N. Ocean Ave., Freeport.
WHO: Freeport Village Mayor Robert Kennedy; Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano; Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter; Freeport Village Trustees and law enforcement officials.