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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/20/2011

D.C. to increase public surveillance

By Washington Post editors

D.C's homeland security agency is planning to use thousands of security cameras from the Metro system and from private businesses around the capital to help monitor goings on in the city, the Washington Examiner reports.

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency already monitors feeds from more than 4,500 cameras operated by the District's department of transportation and school system. Those feeds are watched round-the-clock by officials from those departments who sit together in homeland security's Joint All-Hazards Operation Center.

Read more about city officials increasing surveillance in the Districtin the Washington Examiner:

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2011; 10:29 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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