A delegation representing Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) visited the Control & Command Center (CCC) of the Public Security Directorate recently, during this visit the delegation was briefed on the Directorate's experience in central control and command.
City Manager Ammar Gharaybeh and the Center's Director, Colonel Zaid Al Zu'bi, discussed means of cooperation between GAM and CCC by exchanging information and database relevant to control and command operations.
Gharaybeh praised the advanced levels the Center operates within, in terms of its systems, technologies, and the well trained and qualified workforce for operations management. He also expressed GAM's interest in the mutual cooperation in exchanging the systems' outputs and information between the CCC from one side and the emergency center and transportation and traffic sector of GAM on the other.
Gharaybeh also declared that GAM at the beginning of year 2010 will conduct a comprehensive survey for the city of Amman to define the vocational licenses and the different premises for archiving on the Geographic Information System (GIS), in addition to a system that detects vehicles, and TV monitoring cameras to create a strong and basic database.
GAM provided CCC during its foundation phase with the necessary maps through GIS and connected it with the TV monitoring system of light signals, noting that the monitoring system with 36 cameras has been updated recently by GAM.
Colonel Al Zu'bi made a presentation on the present and future systems used in CCC in presence of Head of the Public Transport Operations Department, Eng. Abdul Raheem Weirekat, head of Traffic Operations department, Eng. Khalid Haddadin, and head of Execution department, Eng. Nabeel Al Jariri.
He also clarified that 128 monitoring cameras will be installed by the end of this year on different crossroads and traffic lights in the Capital and will be connected to CCC, expressing in return the readiness of the Center to cooperate with GAM and provide it with any information necessary for duty performance.
CCC uses many systems that depend on closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV), GIS, and a third central system which stores all citizens' reports on accidents on the spot through the emergency number 911, then transfers these reports to the concerned parties at the Public Security Directorate, Civil Defense Directorate, and others for follow up.
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