FREE Video Doorbells For Illinois Homes in Winnebago County?
"Ding Dong, who's there?" Oh wait, I know...
Winnebago County Board Members want to "take a bite of of crime" by installing thousands of video doorbells across the county. MyStateline
This sounds like a great, but pricey way for our local law enforcement to work along side residents to cut down on crime. Or, "get ahead" of crime as they say.
“I thought this would have the most beneficial impact throughout my whole district, and it would create a sense of safety and sense of security, it’s an initiative that we can have throughout the whole county, and it would be a partnership with law enforcement agencies within the county and residents, we are going to try to bring everyone together to actually do something, something positive.” - Public Safety and Judiciary Chairman Burt Gerl
With the goal of 2000 installed across Winnebago County, that pretty much covers a ton or ground. If you have one on a block, that can get activity at that specific house and passing traffic. With safety being the main priority, this would have so much area covered throughout Winnebago County.
Would this make an impact of crime throughout Winnebago County. Yes. Would this make areas safer, and but the bad guy on notice that they are being watched? For sure.
The total cost for this is around $180,000. The funding for this project would come from the "American Rescue Plan."
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