Dallas Police Chief David Brown wants to use the latest high-tech weapons to battle the crime hot spots, and supporters may raise millions to do it, says the Dallas Morning News. Brown would use “bundles” of technology including surveillance cameras, license plate readers, and GPS devices planted in cars, houses, and stores to snare criminals.
Officials are likely to rely on $2.6 million in confiscated funds as well as several million in corporate or nonprofit donations. Charles Terrell of the anti-crime nonprofit Safer Dallas Better Dallas said the group has already helped raise $17 million for past projects, and that it would raise more for this initiative. The proposal comes as city leaders are pushing hard for a historic ninth consecutive year of overall crime decline. The full Morning News story is available only to subscribers.