Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said this week that the Mabat 2000 observation and intelligence center continues to be instrumental in preventing crime and rapidly responding to terrorist attacks throughout the Old City of Yerushalayim.
There are 36 hi-tech touch screens there that constantly receive images from 320 CCTV cameras at the nine entrances to the Old City and in and around the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Armenian Quarter and Muslim Quarter, he said. The station is manned by 12 highly trained officers over three shifts, 24/7.
“Our officers stationed inside the Old City will receive information online in real time as an incident occurs,” said Rosenfeld. “They receive pictures of suspects to help them track them as the situation unfolds….We can jump from camera to camera to track and follow someone who looks suspicious….That’s how we have prevented a tremendous number of incidents from taking place.”
Police and homeland-security delegations from around the world regularly visit the facility to learn how the Israel Police use the technology to fight terrorism and crime.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel News Bureau