Cameras in Midtown

Midtown Action Council (MAC), Harrisburg’s oldest continuously operating community group, must raise $4,120 to match the grant it was awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to help finance an extension of the wireless video surveillance system, jointly operated by Dauphin County and the city, into Harrisburg’s Historic Midtown neighborhood.

The project will finance the extension of the existing joint city-county wireless camera system infrastructure to the corner of Forster and Second streets within Historic Midtown, which has as its borders Forster to Verbeke streets and Front to Third streets. The infrastructure currently ends at Pine Street downtown.

In addition, the first wireless camera as part of the extended network will be installed facing north on Second Street, from its intersection with Forster Street. The wireless camera --- and any other cameras added to the network in the future --- will be integrated into the existing system for real-time surveillance by the Harrisburg Police Department

Having the infrastructure in place sets the stage for future wireless cameras to be installed strategically throughout the Historic Midtown neighborhood to tap into the real-time system.

Safety is the No. 1 priority for MAC and it’s on the mind of every resident in Harrisburg. This funding will help MAC access the infrastructure it needs to eventually place wireless security cameras in the neighborhood.

 This represents Phase 1 of the project which MAC will complete in the Fall of 2017. This is just a first step, but it’s arguably the most important step because it provides a foundation to build on. Phase 2 will begin shortly afterward and will begin to expand cameras throughout Midtown.

MAC and Midtown as a whole will be extremely greatful to anyone who donates to this important cause.

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Jonathan Hendrickson
Harrisburg, PA
Midtown Square Action Council
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