The Springfield Police Department is debuting its new Real Time Crime Analysis Center.
R-TAC, is tied in to all city cameras and will be linking up with Springfield Public Schools and Springfield Union Station cameras, and will also have external views of the area surrounding MGM Springfield.
The SPD says it is working with Pride Stores on a pilot program for access to external cameras at their gas stations as well.
The police department says the expanded camera presence will help to increase the safety of both officers and civilians and aid officers in their investigations.
In addition, officials say they will try to tie in the system to Pride Gas Stations in order to use their cameras as well.