A recent article on Mlive.com has more details about the expanded video surveillance program in downtown Grand Rapids. Some important details from the article:
- “…there are roughly 100 exterior video cameras right now that are or could be accessed under the program, many of them concentrated around government and critical infrastructure buildings.”
- Non-disclosure agreements exist to prevent public knowledge of the businesses cooperating in the program
- Businesses who have provided police access to their cameras include Spectrum Health and Amway Hotel Corporation.
Overall, the program grants city and county law enforcement “real-time” access to surveillance cameras at private businesses.