FAQ :: What is CEDAP?

Lower Township Police Chief Edward Donohue announced that the Department of Homeland Security will provide the Lower Township police in Cape May, New Jersey, with a Real Time Video Surveillance System through the Army’s Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP).

The system consists of several cameras that send live video to police headquarters or vehicles several miles away. Donohue states the system will be utilized for police surveillance operations, tactical operations, and to monitor critical infrastructure.

For security reasons he would not reveal the exact number of cameras or their complete capabilities, but said the system is free of charge at no cost to taxpayers. He confessed that this was the third time the department had utilized this program previously receiving Thermal Imaging Night Vision Equipment and Fiber Optic Cameras from the program, all at no cost. [1]

[1] Cape May Herald. “Lower Police to Get Surveillance Cameras from Army Program.” 7.03.2008.