The Flint police department is turning to technology to help reduce response times to calls.
Flint’s new police intelligence center will monitor closed circuit cameras in businesses and other locations around the city. It will also serve as a clearinghouse for data on criminal suspects.
Police Chief Tim Johnson expects the center will help officers get to the scene of crimes faster.
“We’re doing excellent for responding to crimes,” says Johnson. “But, of course it’s not good enough when you’ve got people waiting 20 and 30 minutes for police to respond to a call.”