Cameras Helping To Fight Crime In Cook County

Federal Grant Covering Costs

Cook County officials on Tuesday showed off some new crime-fighting technology.

The new system, called "Project Gold Shield," is aimed at making it easier and faster to respond to emergencies. It includes cameras installed throughout the county, which then beam live video to a command center.

Now, dozens of communities are getting those cameras mounted in police cars.

"This type of technology will give us the intelligence to be able to strategically plan to respond to any kind of an incident before we make that response," said Westchester Police Chief Matt Evans.

County officials say $18 million in federal funds are covering the cost of the cameras.

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