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Garbage Truck Cameras Serve as Mobile Surveillance Systems for Plano, Texas, Police Officers

Waste Management, one of the city’s haulers, uses these cameras for collections services and plans on making its camera footage available to investigators to be used in criminal cases.

Waste management companies in the City of Plano, Texas, have been using cameras in their fleets for years in an effort to improve services. And now, local police are using the cameras as mobile surveillance systems.

Waste Management, one of the city’s haulers, uses these cameras for collections services and plans on making its camera footage available to investigators to be used in criminal cases.

CBS DFW has more:

We know cameras are all around us, but now the company that collects garbage for many North Texas cities is using a camera system on its trucks to improve service.  It will also be a resource available to police.

The City of Plano has been using a similar system for years that is already helping investigators.

Plano has a whole fleet of these trucks equipped with cameras that police are learning can be mobile surveillance systems, covering places some may have thought no one was watching.

Read the full story here.

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