LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lexington police say they’re enhancing know-how to assist minimize down on crime.

That features increasing the variety of license plate readers and including a real-time intelligence middle.


The Metropolis of Lexington is seeking to introduce FUSUS to its real-time intelligence middle.

This system will combine Flock cameras, site visitors cameras and different video feeds from taking part companies and residents, all into one central and accessible location, for use to research against the law or assist in a public security incident.

“Except there’s a name for service, or there’s a particular occasion that requires a police presence. We’re not going to be trying via the cameras,” mentioned Commander Greathouse.

Greater than half of the 75 Flock License Plate Readers have already been deployed and are in use throughout the town.

A transparency web site has now been created so now individuals can see precisely the place they’re situated.

“So a variety of people in First District are actually involved about privateness. We all know we’d like policing. We all know that,” mentioned Lexington Councilmember Tayna Fogle. “I do know that now we have 20 cameras that’s in our group.”

Knowledge retention, as required by state statute, ensures that every one footage can be stored for at the least 60 days except it turns into a part of an investigation. It would then be archived as proof.

“So if there’s a stolen car that could be situated or a lacking baby, or there could also be a serious wreck or a hazmat incident, and that’s once they’re going to enter that real-time intelligence middle and feed out real-time intelligence to the officers responding,” mentioned Commander Greathouse.

Lexington police say they’ve held 37 public and group boards on the subject up to now and have further ones deliberate sooner or later.