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VOLUSIA CRIME CENTER WELCOMES NEW TEAMMATES FROM DAYTONA PD
The technology-driven nerve center of law enforcement and public safety in Volusia County is a little more crowded this morning. The Volusia County Crime Center – which, until today, was staffed only by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office personnel – is welcoming additional staff from the Daytona Beach Police Department.
The partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and Daytona Beach PD is part of a larger strategy of increased collaboration and information-sharing between all the law enforcement agencies working to keep Volusia’s communities safe.
“The more information and intelligence we share, the more we can do to solve crime faster and make sure our county is an uncomfortable place for criminals,” said Sheriff Mike Chitwood, who launched the county’s first “Real-Time Crime Center” as police chief in Daytona Beach, and made the countywide Crime Center (“VC3”) a priority upon taking office as sheriff in 2017. “When we work together, combine resources and capitalize on the best technology available, we can turn up the heat on the criminal element and let them know there’s no safe harbor for them in Volusia County.”
“Combining our resources with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office Crime Center will increase safety in the community and give the officers more assistance while on the job,” added Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri.
VC3 gives all law enforcement officers in Volusia County access to real-time intelligence and support from a team of analysts, detectives and support staff. The center is tied into traffic cameras, security cameras, license-plate readers, live Air One video, social media feeds and other instant sources of information throughout the county.
In addition to providing real-time support to law enforcement during in-progress calls, VC3 analysts continually assist in active criminal cases with investigative leads that may help identify or locate a suspect or support probable cause for an arrest.