Over the last several months, the Village of Bayside Police Department has attempted to raise money in order to install cameras at the intersection of W. Brown Deer Road and N. Port Washington Road. This intersection is the most heavily travelled in the Bayside/Fox Point area. Over the past year police have responded to more than 1300 calls for service in a two block radius of the intersection. The calls range from a fatal car accident, armed robberies, thefts and suspicious activity to vandalism and worthless check complaints. When patrol cars are near the intersection, our apprehension rate for crime related calls approaches 100%!
The two cameras would be installed on a pole at the intersection and be controlled by our dispatch center. Having cameras at the intersection would allow the Police Dispatchers to quickly identify the perpetrators and their direction and mode of travel. We would be able to monitor the intersection in "real time", 24 hours per day and provide information to officers responding to calls in the area.
On 12/30/09 with the help of Best Buy, the Village of Bayside Police Department will hold a drawing with first prize of a 42" LG LCD TV with a LG Home Theater System including a Blu-ray Player and Harmony 510 Remote. The second place winner receives an Avital Car Starter with Remote and third prize includes a Tom-Tom One 140s GPS. The prizes were donated by Best Buy and proceeds will help Bayside raise funds for the Neighborhood Camera Project.
Raffle tickets are available at the Bayside Police Department which is open 24 hours per day. One ticket is $15 or three for $25. Bayside employees are not eligible to win. For further information contact the Bayside Police Department at 414-351-8800.