Technology helps Fort Myers police respond to scenes faster

On Thursday, Fort Myers Police Department was able to respond to a stabbing in front of the library downtown within minutes because of the surveillance it has in place in the city.

FMPD told WINK News it wants to expand its use of surveillance cameras into local neighborhoods Friday.

Fort Myers police unveiled its real-time crime center four months ago. It includes 85 surveillance cameras, license plate readers and shotspotter, which is a program that helps police pinpoint were a gunshot originated.

FMPD did not specify where new cameras would go.

FMPD has not released whether a suspect has been arrested in the stabbing at the library.

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