State’s Attorney donates $2,500 to Lewis University for Flock Camera – Shaw Local
In an effort to continue his countywide initiative to encourage Will County communities to deploy Flock cameras, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow presented a check for $2,500 to Lewis University President Dr. David Livingston and Police Chief Mike Zegadlo for the purchase of a Flock camera. . Lewis University matched Glasgow’s donation by donating $2,500 for a second camera. The two new Flock cameras will cover cars at the main entrance to Lewis University.
Flock cameras help law enforcement proactively prevent crime by sending real-time alerts to law enforcement when a stolen car or wanted suspect known to a national crime database comes into jurisdiction. When some type of disturbance or crime is reported, a review of the camera date may reveal the license plate(s) — not the people or faces — of those responsible.
These special video cameras allow police to search by vehicle make, color, type and license plate, identify license plate condition, capture temporary plates and more.
In addition to Lewis University, the Glasgow State Attorney donated the costs of the Flock cameras to Beecher, Elwood, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Mokena and Wilmington. The contributions, which currently total $30,000, have been used for 12 cameras so far with nine more cameras in the works.