Newark begins city-wide use of virtual patrol program

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The city of Newark has an extensive city-wide camera system up and running this morning with the promise of more cameras to come.

The first 62 surveillance cameras went online Thursday as part of what the city is calling virtual patrol.
It allows citizens to log into the police website and watch their neighborhoods and others for crime.

"We'll be able to distribute access to these cameras through block associations, community meetings, our channel 78, but as well as our clergy academy and our citizens academy who get specific and particular training around police operations," says Mayor Ras Baraka.

Officials said Thursday that the number of cameras will double soon to 125.

They also said this fall, the program will expand so the public can view what is going on using a smartphone.

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