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LECJ Foundation Revamps Page/Rice Public Safety Initiative with New Additions

Updated: Feb 29

Introduces New Cameras, License Plate Readers and AI-based Video Gun

Detection Software to Deter Crime and Support Law Enforcement Agencies


PRESS RELEASE

February 1, 2024





BATON ROUGE, La. – The Baton Rouge Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (LECJ)

Foundation today announced significant efforts to improve public safety in the capital region. These measures include innovative technology, including artificial intelligence, and other new additions to the Page/Rice Camera Initiative of the LECJ Foundation.


The initiative, named in honor of Devin Page, Jr. and Allie Rice who lost their lives to senseless gun violence, is being rebranded as the Page/Rice Public Safety Initiative. While it will continue to increase the number of security cameras in strategic parts of the city, it will also include increasing the number of license plate readers (LPRs) alongside roads and integrating ZeroEyes AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software onto existing and newly added digital cameras.


“Our approach has always been to listen to the needs of our law enforcement partners,” said Clay Young, chairman of the LECJ Foundation Board of Directors.


“In consultation with them, the need for LPRs and new technology and software solutions have been common themes. Now, the legacies of Devin, Allie, and others who have fallen victim to violence will live on through several different crime deterrent measures.”

ZeroEyes’ AI software will be layered onto dozens of existing digital security cameras located in strategic areas throughout the city. If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. military and law enforcement intelligence – including visual description, gun type, and last known location – to local law enforcement and staff as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection. The company, founded by Navy SEALs, Special Operations military veterans, and elite technologists, says they are living out their ongoing mission to protect and serve our country.


The LECJ Foundation’s mission is to implement sustainable solutions that promote public

safety, uplift local law enforcement agencies, and build trust between the public and law

enforcement. In addition to the Page/Rice Public Safety Initiative, the Foundation is leading

efforts to build the Inspiration Center at Howell Park, which will use technology, education,

sports, and mentorship to engage local children.


SafeBR, a coalition of Baton Rouge business and organization leaders who are dedicated to

improving public safety, proudly endorses the LECJ Foundation and its impactful efforts.

Visit LECJF.org to learn more about the Foundation and its initiatives. For all other inquiries,

please contact Alex Byo at alex@thirtythreestrategies.com.



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