Illegal Dump Free PA Surveillance Camera Loan Program – Northeast Remote Surveillance and Alarm, LLC. provides license plate cameras, HD megapixel cameras, Perimeter Detection and permanent mounted video surveillance camera solutions. Many municipalities have limited budgets or the needs for mobile surveillance equipment. Do you qualify for the grant program? http://www.keeppabeautiful.org/about-us/
Illegal dumping is a state-wide concern. Dumpsites can be found in every county – 6,500 at last count. In addition to contaminating our soil, surface and groundwater supplies, illegal dumps are unsightly and negatively impact property values. They are a public health hazard as they attract disease-spreading rodents and mosquitos by giving them a place to live and breed. Socially, they send a message that no one cares about the community or property, and quality of life can be negatively impacted.
Cleanups conducted by local municipalities are costly, averaging about $600 per ton, or
roughly $3,000 per site and divert tax dollars and staff resources that could be better spent on community infrastructure, parks, or social programs.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, with support from the PA Department of Environmental Protection, has launched the IllegalDumpFreePA Program to help local government and local law enforcement officials curb illegal dumping by exposing those who commit this crime.
Grant recipients (municipalities) will receive a surveillance kit to be placed at undisclosed locations as part of the IllegalDumpFreePA program. The kit includes three concealable, lockable cameras and accessories that capture usable, conviction-worthy footage of license plates and illegal dumpers – even at night. One camera uses wireless technology that can send pictures via text to a registered cellphone when triggered, providing almost instant results.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will provide technical assistance for installation. Municipalities will have the option to purchase the equipment at the end of the grant period. A 2013 pilot program was instrumental in prosecution and convictions in Allegheny, Armstrong and Elk counties.
The following information is from the Illegal Dump Free PA website,
– Eligible organizations include municipalities, townships, boroughs, cities, counties as well as non-profit organizations within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Private property owners or individuals are not eligible.
– Each grant recipient will receive the use of three surveillance cameras to capture evidence of illegal dumping at an active dumpsite.
– Applicants can submit only one application, but may list one or more potential sites.
– Recipients must agree to install and maintain surveillance cameras. Recipients must pledge to collect evidence of illegal dumping and follow through with prosecutions, partnering with local and state enforcement agencies as applicable. Recipients will work with local media and KPB to educate the public about the costs of illegal dumping to their community by publicizing prosecutions and cleanup details.
– Recipients must submit the Permission to Enter Form signed by the property owner prior to the distribution of cameras or training. Award letters are valid pending signed permission.
– Applicants are required to submit at least four photos per site (photos should be sent electronically in a jpg format) of their targeted site. Photos must clearly show the relative size of the dumpsite, site contents, surrounding landscape/terrain, and be from more than one angle.
– Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as funds permit. All applications will be evaluated by a review committee and awarded 2-4 weeks after receipt and as cameras are available.
– Upon receiving the award letter, recipients will contact the local Magisterial District Judge and introduce the program and educate them through materials provided by KPB. Forward name, phone number, and contact date to KPB. (requirement prior to receiving the cameras.)
– Surveillance cameras and training will be provided as soon as possible after grant award.
– Surveillance cameras may be utilized at the site until sufficient evidence is collected to pursue prosecution of the illegal dumper or dumpers, or until KPB and the municipality or organization agree to remove them. The anticipated loan period is approximately 3 months, depending on site activity.
– Recipients will inform Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful on a regular basis of successful evidence collection, ongoing prosecutions, and sentencing details. Submit Progress Report Form to KPB every two weeks.
– Any additional batteries needed for the cameras will be supplied by the recipient during camera use. Recipients must use only Energizer Ultimate Lithium 9X batteries.
– Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will activate and maintain wireless communication on selected cameras.
– At the conclusion of the project a completed final report, including successful evidence photos, prosecution details, and media coverage, must be submitted to KPB on the Camera Final Report Form. Photos are required (photos should be sent electronically in a .jpg format
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