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Project Shield

Project Shield is a public-private partnership that allows the Mobile Police Department's Cyber-Division to access existing surveillance camera feeds located in businesses, schools, living communities, exterior residential sites (including doorbell cameras), and other established locations throughout the City of Mobile, the Greater Gulf Coast and beyond. The goal is to harness existing resources so that each and every community member and visitor alike feel safe, while empowering the public safety sector to respond more rapidly with direct and specific intelligence.

Think of Project Shield as the city's SAFETY NET that provides first responders with information in real time. Although these connections are not monitored by the police department, they can easily be accessed if there is ever an alarming situation, incident, report of crime, terrorist threat or natural disaster –giving responding officers vital information that could save lives. 

Our community is safer with partnerships, like Project Shield. While preventing crime and terrorist threats, the goal of the Cyber-Division of the Mobile Police Department is to keep public gathering places, as well as the places where you work, live, attend school, worship, shop and find entertainment safe. 

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Join the Project Shield Video Intelligence Partnership (VIP)

Joining Project Shield is simple, easy and free of charge. Be part of a growing network of community leaders, residents and business owners building a safer community together. There is no cost to join the program. Simply complete the form on this page, or reach the MPD Cyber-Division through the contact information below. 

In some instances, specialized training can be provided to Project Shield partners through one of many situational awareness programs offered through the Mobile Police Department and Cyber-Division. 

A Partnership for Everyone 

Partnership in Project Shield can come in many different forms. Perhaps your business or office workplace has a camera system, or perhaps your homeowner's association has or is in the process of installing a neighborhood camera system. Looking for guidance on what the next steps are in acquiring your own camera system? We will be happy to assist in the planning and development of a safe and effective video surveillance plan. Connecting your high-end system or your single doorbell camera has never been easier. Just give us a call, and let us take you to the next step in helping to make Mobile the safest city in America. 

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Call 251-208-1781 or email to join. Or simply fill out the form on this page and submit. Someone will contact you shortly.