Monday, May 9, 2011

Security Cameras to be added at Shaw-Howard Metro Station

Councilmember Evans announced last week the upcoming installation of security cameras at both entrances of the Shaw-Howard Metro station.
"The Metro Transit Police and Metropolitan Police are working closely to address the on-going issues at this Metro stop," said Evans. "The addition of these cameras, which will face the station's two entrances, will help to identify those who commit crimes and disrupt the neighborhood."
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has received a $2.7 million Urban Area Security Initiative grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to finance the installation of the security cameras, scheduled for June.
The Metro Transit police has also increased patrol efforts in and around the Shaw-Howard Metro station and deployed a patrol vehicle to the station, in addition to working closely with the Metropolitan Police Department to address crime issues there.

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