The Zamboanga City Command Center’s Security and Surveillance Coordinating Office (SSCO) is almost complete with the installation of 130 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in different strategic locations all over the city.
SSCO Spokesperson April Joy Nadonza said the full implementation of the project and its eventual turnover to the city government by the contractor will take place soon.
She said the challenge right now is how to synch and make all the 130 surveillance cameras run perfectly, thus the tactical experts or contractors have already started working on the data base center.
“Anytime, work at the Command Center will start so does the training of the camera operators as part of the contract, after which the turnover of the facility will follow in less than a month’s time from now,” the official said.
While the Command Center based at the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has been operating at a bonus period since its soft launch last May 7, Nadonza said there were many accomplishments already, such as in immediately addressing emergency cases.
She said that numbers of emergency and non-emergency cases have also decreased over the past four months, owing perhaps to the growing public awareness about the presence of CCTV cameras, particularly in the city’s central business district.
Zamboanga City also received the “Best City Police Office” Award.