In what many are perceiving as a “Big-Brother” move, officers of the Wichita Police Department no longer need to catch your improper left turn or rolling, incomplete stop in person.
If you are caught making a violation on camera by a staffer who is monitoring Old Town from an office in City Hall, that staffer will call and alert a nearby officer of your violation.
The staffer will provide the officer with your location, a description of your vehicle and what violation you made.
That officer can then pull you over.
“I hope people don’t perceive this as ‘Big Brother,’ ” Wichita police Sgt. Kelly O’Brien said. “Officers are monitoring public places where you see it from public viewing. It’s just a way for officers to enhance their abilities to protect the community and improve traffic safety and also improve officer safety.” (Read more from “Just Got a Traffic Ticket but Didn’t See a Cop?” HERE)