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Topic - Nancy La Vigne
Surveillance cameras operated by the D.C. police department have failed to reduce crime as has occurred in other cities, in part because of the way the cameras are set up and monitored, according to a critical study of the four-year program.
"The message got on the street very quickly that the cameras were being used," Ms. La Vigne said.
"Overall, the most effective surveillance systems are those that are monitored by trained staff and have enough cameras to detect crimes in progress and investigate them after the fact," she said.