The Austin Police Department is implementing a new strategy to fight crime.
The Real Time Crime Center, a room filled with computers and TV screens at the police headquarters, will allow officers to monitor police radio traffic 24 hours a day and provide more information on handling a scene before officers arrive.
APD Commander Troy Gay, who's in charge of the new center, told KUT News that it was a "force multiplier"
"They’re almost like an extension of patrol," he said. "They’re watching what patrol is doing and then providing additional information at that time."