- Associated Press - Monday, December 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Metro now has a one-stop-shop for all of its security camera footage, and the Metro Transit Police Chief says the ability to track riders across the system has helped solve hundreds of crimes.

WTOP-FM reports (https://bit.ly/1QRELNk) the Security Operations Control Center includes constant, live monitoring of available cameras, police radio communications, security and fire alarms and chemical detection systems.

Chief Ron Pavlik says the system has given police the ability to confirm an incident. He says through video analysis, the police have made more than 500 arrests, more than 200 cases were closed and more than 100 cases were unfounded.

Metro Board documents state that security cameras are now an “integral part” of Metro’s security strategy at rail stations and on buses.

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Information from: WTOP-FM, https://www.wtop.com

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