Project NOLA expands to Westwego

Project NOLA in Orleans Parish
Project NOLA in Orleans Parish

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Project NOLA has announced an expansion of their camera system to the city of Westwego in Jefferson Parish.

"We are pleased to help the Westwego Police Department bring the success of Project NOLA's crime camera system to their community," said Bryan Lagarde, Executive Director, Project NOLA.

Much like Project NOLA's New Orleans crime camera program, a HD crime camera is placed on a participant's home or business and the video may be used by law enforcement in the event of a crime or crisis. Participants who host a crime camera in Westwego may also view and record their own Project NOLA camera's video feed.

A key difference between the Orleans Parish based program and the new Westwego program, is that the Westwego Police Department will have direct access to the cameras, allowing a desk officer to view the live camera feeds for suspicious activity and to relay real-time supplemental information to units responding to an emergency.

Detectives will also be able to directly access recordings of criminal incidents. As with the New Orleans based ProjectNOLA system, no federal dollars or tax money is being used to fund this program.

To participate, residents or business owners may call 504-298-9117 to purchase a ProjectNOLA HD crime camera kit for only $295, or may sign up their own 3rd party camera as long as it is compatible with the Project NOLA system.

Those interested in incorporating the ProjectNOLA crime camera system in their community may call (504) 298-9117.

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