Local May 15, 2024 | 8:30 am

911 System to link 10,000 security cameras across the nation

Santo Domingo.- A new initiative is set to bolster citizen security in the Dominican Republic, as over 10,000 video surveillance cameras scattered across the nation will soon be integrated into the National 911 Emergency System. This collaborative effort, marked by an agreement signed between the Ministry of the Interior and Police, lottery bank executives, business leaders, and the National Police, aims to combat organized crime and enhance public safety.

The agreement, inked at the Ministry of the Interior and Police headquarters, saw the participation of key figures including Jesús Vásquez Martínez, Minister of the Interior and Police; Colonel Randolfo Rijo Gómez, executive director of the 911 System; Juan Antonio del Jesús of the National Banking Federation (Fenabanca); Franklin Ureña Durán from the Association of Lottery Concessionaires (Asocol); Domingo Augusto Liranzo Castillo representing the Dominican Association of Sports Banks (Adobad); and Sandy A. Filpo of the Association of Merchants and Industrialists (ACIS).

Minister Vásquez Martínez emphasized the significance of the agreement, noting that the widespread presence of lottery banks across the country, coupled with the strategic placement of video cameras, will significantly bolster citizen security. He expressed optimism about the potential for similar agreements to further enhance national security levels.

Colonel Rijo Gómez, from the 911 System, hailed the agreement as a pivotal step toward improving law enforcement efficiency, particularly in aiding the National Police and Public Ministry. He emphasized the importance of privacy protection protocols to safeguard citizens’ rights.

Major General Ramón Antonio Guzmán Peralta, Director of the National Police, highlighted the operational benefits of the agreement, citing the potential for over 10,000 surveillance cameras to enhance crime-solving capabilities.

Business leaders echoed the sentiment, underscoring the agreement’s positive impact on citizen security. Sandy Filpo of ACIS pointed to successful crime reduction efforts in Santiago as evidence of the agreement’s effectiveness.

Under the agreement facilitated by Asocol, Fenabanca, and Adobad, lottery banks will leverage their technological infrastructure to prevent and identify criminal activity in key areas nationwide.

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