Hidden cameras installed on dozens of subway cars as part of a pilot program, MTA says

New York -City transportation authorities are introducing new technologies to trains to solve crimes.

The MTA says it has installed hidden surveillance cameras in dozens of vehicles over the past few weeks.

As reported by Elijah Westbrook of CBS2, traffic officials say hidden surveillance cameras are installed in at least 65 subway cars that will be monitored over the next six weeks.

Police want the footage they collect from it to allow them to resolve Crime on the subway..

Smile-MTA has confirmed that some cameras throughout the system have hidden surveillance cameras installed, so you may be using them the next morning when you commute. The footage collected by the camera can only be seen by the police to collect evidence and ultimately help resolve transit crimes.

This move was made by a detective with 10 years of experience. Assaulted on a three-train platform at Pennsylvania Avenue Station in eastern New York on Tuesday nightAnd almost lost the gun to the suspect.

“The detective may have lost his life,” said Paul Dijacomo, president of the Detective Donation Association.

That night, the detective worked alone as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ new initiative.

“Looking at the history of police in transit … and looking at the killed transporters, most of them were killed on a patrol,” Dijacomo said.

NYPD issued this statement:

“We continue the concept of solo patrol by spreading police officers to the post, but keep in mind that they are in sight of each other, which allows police officers to monitor passengers and at the same time monitor each other. More likely to be. Other. “

“The conversation was about how to achieve the goals we wanted, how to get ubiquitous, and how to make sure the officers were safe. Each other’s eyesight.” Told.

CBS2’s Masha Kramer asked Dijacomo What does it mean that police officers are “in sight” of each other?

“Well, with eyesight, you can probably get in the next car and move from car to car to make sure it’s okay, or every time you stop, the policeman sticks out your head and looks okay. Make sure that, “said Dijacomo.

As far as hidden surveillance cameras are concerned, the MTA president says more cameras will be installed on additional trains, including the latest cars in the system, while waiting for the pilot program to complete.

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