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(Alan Butkovitz testifies at a City Council budget hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Controller Disputes Effectiveness of City’s Crime Cameras

City controller Alan Butkovitz says the Philadelphia Police Department’s surveillance camera system is fraught with problems, including scores of broken-down cameras.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

New Technology For Broad Street Run Security

Police Unveil New Surveillance System For Broad Street Run


(A Philadelphia Police Department surveillance camera.  File photo)

Deputy Mayor Says Philadelphia’s Police Cams Are Being Corrected

The city controller says Philadelphia’s long troubled crime surveillance camera system is still plagued by dozens of cameras that aren’t working — or even hooked up. We’re working on it, says an administration official.


(File photo of a shot from surveillance video.)

Nutter Administration Looking To Expand Surveillance Camera Program

The existing camera program gives cash grants to retailers in certain commercial corridors to help pay for surveillance cameras. Mayor Nutter is hoping to expand the program.