Newark unveils new crime fighting technology

NEWARK - The City of Newark will be providing its police force with more crime fighting technology.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker unveiled plans to install dashboard cameras in police cruisers during a news conference this morning at the city's 5th Precinct Headquarters. Mayor Booker was joined by city Police Director Samuel DeMaio and Police Chief Sheilah Coley.

Booker says the dashboard camera technology should help efforts to reduce crime and violence in Newark. The police department's website has also been upgraded to allow people to report non-emergency crimes online.

The cameras will be installed in 52 police cruisers. The estimated $336,000 tab for the new cameras will be paid for with federal grant money.

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