Persistent Surveillance Systems Pitches Aerial Monitoring To Stop St. Louis Crime

“We believe this will help major cities reduce their major crime rates dramatically,” he said. “And when you look at the United States, there are two major cities that stand out above all the rest: St. Louis and Baltimore.”

But a pilot program in Baltimore, which McNutt said city officials insisted begin in secrecy, drew major pushback after becoming public knowledge. St. Louis could be the company’s best hope of getting the sort of multi-year commitment that McNutt acknowledged he needs to demonstrate the technology’s efficacy. (Texas philanthropists John and Laura Arnold would cover all expenses, he said.)

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