In 2013, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful introduced the Illegal Dump Surveillance Support Pilot Program designed to provide surveillance cameras to municipalities or nonprofit organizations in western Pennsylvania to help capture evidence at active, illegal dumpsites.
During the pilot phase of the program, KPB loaned a package of three high quality surveillance cameras and provided training and installation assistance to municipalities in Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Clearfield, and Elk counties.
This program has been instrumental in the prosecution and conviction of individuals from Allegheny, Armstrong and Elk counties.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s surveillance camera packages are now available for proactive municipalities and others who want an easy-to-use, ready-to-mount, cost-effective way to monitor and gather evidence of illegal dumping and vandalism at remote locations.
“The challenges are many when it comes to enforcement of laws against illegal dumping- and much of it comes down to limited resources.” explains Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Our goal was to find an economical way for local authorities to capture photographic evidence efficiently.”
The motion activated, covert security camera package provides instant wireless transmission of site activity, photo documentation of license plates at speeds up to 50 MPH, and clear, prosecution successful photos of activity, day or night.
“Illegal dumping continues today despite years of cleanups, education, and beautification efforts by thousands of people statewide,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Surveillance cameras and strengthened enforcement partnerships will make it difficult to anonymously dump and escape prosecution.”
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will assist those working with the local media to further deter illegal dumping by educating the public by publicizing successful prosecutions and encouraging proper disposal and recycling options.For pricing information, visit Keep PA Beautiful’s Surveillance Support Program webpage. For more information, contact Sue Urchek, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Program Coordinator, at 877-772-3673 x106 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.