Lorain County,OH Sheriff’s Department Addresses Illegal Dumping with FlashCAM


News Channel 5 in Ohio aired a story on May 25, 2012 of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department and the creation of an Environmental Crimes Unit to address their growing illegal dumping issue.

This Environmental Crimes Unit are using FlashCAM systems, which they report has allowed deputies to make numerous arrests and have been effective as an illegal dumping deterrent. “The camera can record the suspects committing the crime, their vehicle and we can also get the license number” says Deputy William Curtis.  Read more at www.newsnet5.com.

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St. Louis, MO: “City Cameras Installed To Spot Illegal Trash Dumping Catching Criminals in the Act”

The Illegal Dumping Task Force of St. Louis, MO has been experiencing great success with their FlashCAM program launched in 2011. They’ve already made over 200 arrests of illegal dumping criminals, by identifying them with their license plate numbers and faces captured by the FlashCAM.

Although their primary purpose of their FlashCAM program was to target their $4 million illegal dumping issue, the FlashCAM has been helping them identify other criminals in the act.  After a drug deal in a north St. Louis neighborhood, a man holding a gun was captured on a FlashCAM installed in an illegal dumping hot spot.

“It’s working out well because we’re catching more than just what we were fishing for…” said Sgt. Ron Hasty, St. Louis City Trash Task Force.

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Coos Bay, OR: “Cameras will help cops identify vandals”

The World_Coos Bay

On May 9, 2012, The World featured a story of the Coos Bay Police Department and their new anti-graffiti campaign called “Graffiti 3D.” For this campaign, the department installed FlashCAMs in multiple locations to help address their city’s growing issue with graffiti vandalism.

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THE BALTIMORE SUN: “City uses cameras to combat illegal dumping”

The Baltimore Sun Front Page Article (March 26, 2012)

Permits & Code Enforcement Special Investigations Unit of Baltimore’s housing department has been tackling the city’s huge illegal dumping issue with the FlashCAM since 2009, making front page news of the Baltimore Sun on March 26, 2012.

Their FlashCAM program has led to 48 criminal convictions, resulting in fines, community service and even jail time. If someone is convicted of dumping more than 500 pounds, the maximum penalty is $30,000 and FIVE years in jail!

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