Illegal dumping has been a growing problem for the city of Youngstown. They launched a FlashCAM program consisting of nine systems installed throughout the city to help catch these illegal dumpers. To their surprise, the images captured on the FlashCAM were more than just illegal dumpers and have caught metal thieves in the act as well.
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On July 26, 2011, Style Weekly featured a story of the Richmond Police Department’s FlashCAM program throughout the city. “It’s hard for you to say, ‘It was not me,’ when I have a picture of you…” states Maj. Sydney Collier, Chief of Staff of the Richmond Police Department. Their FlashCAM program is intended to catch graffiti taggers, illegal dumpers and other nuisance crimes throughout their city.