He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association would like to inform you that our Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to provide $3,500 to begin a neighborhood crime camera program for our community. Our goal is to have a minimum of 50 of these cameras operating in Faubourg St. John. I would also like to encourage neighbors and businesses interested in expanding our crime camera system to also donate to this cause as we continue to maximize the coverage area of Faubourg St. John.
This money will be distributed as $150 grants to help offset the cost to neighbors who install crime cameras directed toward public spaces, streets and sidewalks that are monitored by SafeCam NOLA. The cameras do not have to be purchased from SafeCam NOLA, however they must meet minimum criteria and be monitored by SafeCam NOLA. Anyone who owns property within the boundaries of Faubourg St. John is eligible for this grant.
The neighborhood association reimburses $150 to any Faubourg St. John neighbor that installs a camera on their house (looking out to the street) that records and is registered with SafeCam NOLA.
For more information and specific requirements, contact Teddy Mccullough at: [email protected]
SafeCam NOLA is a New Orleans Police Department initiative to enlist the help of community members in the fight against crime. The SafeCam online registration service was developed by the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation at the request of NOPD. Citizen-provided security camera footage is increasingly becoming an invaluable asset to NOPD, helping establish leads and identify perpetrators. By voluntarily registering your contact information with NOPD through this site, detectives will know how to reach you if a crime occurs in the vicinity of your property. Registering your information does not provide NOPD with direct access to your camera. NOPD will only contact you if they believe your camera could contain evidence relevant to a criminal investigation. Evidence provided by your camera could mean the difference between bringing a perpetrator to justice versus leaving a crime unsolved.
Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without vision just passes the time.
Vision with action can change the world.
~Joel A Barker