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Mayor Bowser to Launch Private Security Camera Voucher Program

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Thursday, June 1, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch the Private Security Camera Voucher Program. Through the Private Security Camera Voucher Program, DC residents will be eligible to receive a private security camera system without cost. The program is open to residents who either rent or own a property and who receive public assistance from one of the following programs: General Assistance for Children, Emergency Shelter Family Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Program on Work, Employment, and Responsibility, or Interim Disability Assistance. In addition, through the Safe at Home Program, District seniors will also be able to receive private security cameras.

In 2016, Mayor Bowser launched the Private Security Camera Incentive Program which provides rebates for the purchase, installation, and registration of a security camera system on the exterior of a building owned or leased by a DC resident, business, nonprofit, or religious institution. Since the launch, the District has funded the installation of more than 5,500 cameras across all eight wards, and on multiple occasions, the Metropolitan Police Department has used camera video to aid in criminal investigations and the apprehension of suspects.  

WHEN:
Thursday, June 1, at 12 pm
 
WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Michelle Garcia, Director, Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Odie Donald, Director, Department of Employment Services
Leslie Parsons, Commander, Criminal Investigations Division, Metropolitan Police Department
 
WHERE:
49th Street, NE between Lee Street, NE and Sheriff Road, NE
*Closest Metro: Deanwood Metro Station*
 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).