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Mayor Bowser and Chief Smith to Cut the Ribbon on MPD's Real-Time Crime Center and Launch CameraConnect DC

Sunday, April 7, 2024
Mayor Bowser’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget includes funding for new technology and more CCTV cameras to support MPD

On Monday, April 8 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Chief Pamela A. Smith will cut the ribbon on the new Real-Time Crime Center and launch CameraConnect DC. CameraConnect DC is a new initiative that will allow residents and businesses to more effectively and efficiently share security camera footage with the Real-Time Crime Center to support MPD with investigating crimes and closing cases.

Mayor Bowser’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget includes support for the Real-Time Crime Center and other public safety initiatives, including fully funding MPD’s requested hiring level to achieve a net gain of officers for the first time in five years; $13 million for crime fighting expansion, including new cameras and license plate readers; $3.4 million in crime-fighting technology procurement; and $8.7 million for civilian positions and new Community Safety Officers.  

Monday, April 8 at 11 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Lindsey Appiah, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
Chief Pamela A. Smith, Metropolitan Police Department
Metropolitan Police Department’s Real-Time Crime Center
Marion Barry Jr. Building
441 4th Street NW
6th Floor North
*Closest Metro Station: Judiciary Square Station*
*Closest Bikeshare: 441 4th Street NW*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or X.


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