Cameras — Ward 16 | St. Louis
Learn more about the Hampton/Chippewa Technology Project, a new neighborhood safety initiative spearheaded by Alderman Tom Oldenburg, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, local business owners and area residents.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This is a fundraising effort to bring high-definition security cameras to major intersections throughout the Hampton/Chippewa corridor. A total of 19 new Point-Tilt-Zoom and License Plate Recognition cameras will link directly to the St. Louis Police Department’s Real-Time Crime Center for 24-hour monitoring. They will be used to capture valuable footage when crimes are committed, identify stolen vehicles, and alert police to the presence of vehicles that are registered to persons with felony warrants.
The total fundraising goal is $120,000, which will cover the cost of each $6,000 camera and its installation. Cameras will be installed at locations carefully chosen by the police to address known patterns of criminal activity and strategically expand the City’s existing surveillance network.
Once complete, this project will make it easier to solve and deter crimes in the Lindenwood Park, Northampton, Princeton Heights, Southampton, St. Louis Hills and Tilles Park neighborhoods. Existing cameras in the City already have led to more than 1,314 arrests, the return of 767 stolen vehicles, the recovery of 161 firearms, and the confiscation of stolen property and narcotics. On average, they help the police solve two violent crimes per day and have resulted in the filing of 3,307 charges against those arrested.