The city of Detroit recently enacted a new ordinance that mandates and establishes system standards for DVR based CCTV systems in area gas stations. This ordinance was adopted after several serious crimes occurred in and around these businesses. Notably, the highly publicized robbery and assault of a local pastor in 2012. In April of this year, a motorist was beaten when he stopped to aid a child he had accidentally struck after the child ran in front of his vehicle.
Detroit Police officials report having received some praise and some criticism from the media regarding the adoption of this new ordinance, but intend to provide information that will help alleviate many of the misconceptions surrounding its details.
Special thanks to Detective Ron Gibson of the Detroit Police Department for sharing the details behind this new ordinance.
Click HERE to download a copy of the ordinance.