NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — The latest of seven planned crime technology centers will operate in Niagara County, aiding local police forces.
The state-funded center will reportedly help police and prosecutors efficiently evaluate and solve crimes, preventing crime in the process, state officials say. Niagara Falls will become the home of the new center, aided by a $164,000 New York State investment.
Named the Niagara Crime Analysis Center, the office will operate out of the Niagara Falls Police Department headquarters. In addition to New York State aid, the project is a collaboration between the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, Niagara County District Attorney’s Office and the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
“The Center’s state-of-the-art technology and real-time crime analysis will give crime fighters the much needed tactical and strategic edge over those who wish to conduct illegal activity in our neighborhoods,” Niagara Falls Police Superintendent E. Bryan DalPorto said.
Authorities in Niagara County will be able to utilize new technology, including a large video wall that can display a number of sources of information at a time, to help evaluate crimes.
Niagara County’s new addition becomes the seventh in New York State, and joins other offices in Erie, Monroe, Onondaga, Broom, Albany and Franklin Counties.