By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department is asking for the public to attend a community safety event hosted by Atlanta-based Flock Safety.
Local communities and homeowners associations are invited to attend the event at the Trussville Civic Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Flock Safety helps local law enforcement solve crimes by providing license-plate reading technology on roadways. Trussville Police Chief Eric Rush said the camera system would provide information about every car that came into a neighborhood.
Rush said the software works as an extra blanket of security for communities.
“We would love for one person from every homeowner’s association to be there,” Rush said. “It’s a neighborhood watch and nobody has to actually get out and patrol. It’s an excellent tool.”
The meeting will cover topics such as property crimes and resident empowerment.