Topic - Derek Kephart

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    The Watchmen

    There are Philadelphia police officers and civilian employees who are sitting in a room in South Philly who can track a smartphone stolen in Oxford Circle, watch what’s going on at Arrott and Griscom streets in Frankford, search for a car believed to be involved in a murder and look for crime patterns.

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  • That huge room is without walls so that detectives from Philadelphia police units like Real Time Crime, Criminal Intelligence, Homeland Security and High Intensity Drug Trafficking know each other and easily share information along with agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard and the federal Homeland Security unit, Kephart said.

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  • Right now, he said RTCC is the cutting edge, and police from all over the country come to Philly to see how things are done in the bubble.

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