D.A. announces $100K in high-tech security cameras will protect Staten Island cultural gem

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office has announced a $100,000 investment in camera surveillance and related technology on Staten Island.

According to the office, nearly a dozen cameras have been deployed in Randall Manor and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

D.A. McMahon’s office met with Snug Harbor leadership in May to update them on the security improvements made in and around their campus. (Staten Island District Attorney’s Office)

“As criminals and their nefarious schemes continue to evolve, so too must the tactics of law enforcement, and the simple fact is that 21st century crimefighting necessitates a robust arsenal of cameras and related technology to hold lawbreakers accountable and prevent crime from occurring in the first place. I’m proud to share that thanks to a $100,000 investment from my office, nearly a dozen state-of-the-art cameras have been installed in and around the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden to not only better protect one of our borough’s most beloved institutions and its patrons but the Staten Island community at large,” said Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon in a press release. “Both overt and covert in nature with license plate reading technology, these cameras will not only deter crime but enhance criminal investigations and aid police and prosecutors alike in identifying, apprehending, and holding dangerous criminals more accountable in the courtroom. Ensuring the public safety of my fellow Staten Islanders will always be my top priority and I know that this historic investment will go a long way towards strengthening the security of our borough’s North Shore. I would like to thank Chief David Nilsen and the men and women of his Detective Investigators Unit and Tech Team for their valiant efforts and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden President & CEO Jessica Vodoor for her partnership and continued commitment to the safety of all Staten Islanders.”

The above map depicts the area where the cameras and technology will is installed around Snug Harbor. (Staten Island District Attorney’s Office)

As an initiative spearheaded by the District Attorney’s Office Detective Investigators & Tech Team, the project will utilize technologically advanced cameras with license plate reading technology in order to deter crime, protect Snug Harbor and assist law enforcement’s investigative efforts, the press release details.

“Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden deeply appreciates the partnership with the Richmond County District Attorney’s office in ensuring the safety and security of our community,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden President & CEO Jessica Vodoor “The DA’s investment in upgraded security systems around the site’s perimeter have already enhanced community security through capturing images of dangerous driving and serving as a deterrent to vandals. On behalf of the entire community, I applaud DA Mike McMahon and his dedicated team for their foresight and determination.”


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