JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Amazon teamed up with local law enforcement in New Jersey recently in an effort to catch “porch pirates.”
The company provided surveillance equipment and GPS devices free of charge to help track the packages, which provided a big assist for officers.
“It also allows us to reduce the amount of manpower that would be required for traditional surveillance,” said Jersey City Police Captain James Crecco.
Jersey City’s Police Chief Mike Kelly said he’s been hit by porch pirates and so has Jersey City’s mayor.
Law enforcement has tried similar programs in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in California.