Bethany Adams, for the Tribune
CLAY— Clay recently added two mobile cameras to the system being monitored by the Jefferson County Metro Area Crime Center.
The center, which opened in October, is a collaborative attempt by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and 13 law enforcement agencies to cross jurisdictional lines and better respond to criminal activity.
The new units were purchased by the City of Clay for $70,000 each and are equipped with license plate recognition technology which will allow law enforcement officials to identify tags with outstanding warrants.
The cameras will also monitor for criminal activity, but according to Councilor Dennis Locke, will not be used to issue traffic citations.