Waterbury Police Department unveils new technology center to allow for improved responses to crimes, emergencies. Privacy advocates have concerns.


Waterbury Police Department unveils new technology center to allow for improved responses to crimes, emergencies. Privacy advocates have concerns.

Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo, left, speaks with Mayor Neil M. O’Leary inside a newly constructed technology center inside a lower floor of the Waterbury Police Department on East Main Street. On the video wall in front of them, live feeds are piped into the center, giving police a real-time look from 60 cameras positioned throughout the city, primarily on city buildings. The center also uses health data to map COVID-19 hotspots in the city and can display footage from an aerial drone used by police. Jonathan Shugarts Republican-American

WATERBURY — In the early 1980s, Waterbury police didn’t have portable radios to communicate with while on patrol. They used manual typewriters to bang out police reports and the use…

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