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|While much attention has been paid to efforts on the federal level to enhance our safety in
the aftermath of September 11th, state and local programs also directly affect the security
and civil liberties of Americans. For many communities, the desire to implement video
surveillance systems stems not from a reaction to September 11th, but from the desire for
crime control. This report is designed to provide a set of practical guidelines for state and
local officials who are contemplating installation of—or who have already installed—public
video surveillance systems.