Yes, big brother is watching you on the street — although
not in the way you might think.
Federal Way’s Safe City initiative was launched in 2009 to help
decrease criminal activities within city limits, and to date, the city has 200
cameras as part of the program.
According to Michelle Roy, civilian crime analyst for the
Federal Way Police Department, it is difficult to track whether the cameras
have decreased crime in the city. She said there have been several instances of
the cameras assisting police with ongoing investigations.