At the March 9 meeting, the County Commissioners voted to approve funding for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) project, which is an information sharing center. The estimated $2.5 million project will be equally distributed between the County, City and FSU as part of the FY 2022 budget process.
Beginning in 2017, the RTCC project has operated 24 hours a day as an effort to help local law enforcement respond to calls and incidents in the community faster and more accurately. According to the meeting agenda, this project has provided analytical assistance for more than 700 LCSO investigations within the first year of its operation.
Due to the project’s success, the LCSO wants to expand this project through a “joint and centralized criminal intelligence information sharing center.”
The proposal for this project listed benefits of its expansion, including an increase in efficient and effective policing, an increase in officer safety and situational awareness, more structured and data-driven decisions and third-party transparency.
The Sliger Building owned by FSU is proposed as the site for the RTCC expansion.