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Police inherit military surveillance system

Thursday, April 11, 2002

The Storm Lake Police Department has announced that it has taken receipt of a new technology system provided to it via a Technology Exchange Program provided by the United States Military.

Previously the Police Department has received a thermal imaging unit, a high tech surveillance system and drug testing kits from the Technology Exchange Program.

In January of this year the Department was notified that it had been selected to receive a Video Stabilization system to be used for criminal investigations.

The system is used to clean up video surveillance tapes from businesses where crimes occur, to stabilize and make clearer the videos shot from police car mounted video systems and it can be used in surveillance operations.

The value of the system is $45,000.

On March 25, the U.S. Military flew Detective Kenny McClure to Orlando, Fl., where he was trained on the equipment. The equipment arrived in Storm Lake yesterday.

The Storm Lake Police Department will provide the services of the equipment to any area law enforcement agency that requests its assistance.

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