More Details on Camera Expansion

A recent article on 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.