Clear Channel Outdoor announced an agreement with the FBI to display “wanted” messages on all of its digital billboards across the country. This national initiative, already launched, follows the successful apprehension of three criminals in Philadelphia as a direct result of information displayed on CC Outdoor’s digital billboard network in that market. In addition to “wanted” bulletins, the FBI will be able to display high-security messages relevant to the communities in which CC Outdoor’s digital billboards operate. A protocol also will be established for high priority “hot pursuit” messages to assist apprehending suspects in the immediate aftermath of the commission of a felony.
Said Paul Meyer, CC Outdoor President in an interview: “Since first launching our digital billboard networks, which are located in nearly 20 cities across the country, we have been committed to using this versatile technology to enhance public safety, from AMBER Alerts to quickly informing the traveling public in Minneapolis within 15 minutes of that City’s tragic bridge collapse this past summer. Our partnership with the FBI to use our digital networks to assist in the apprehension of fugitives and provide other critical security messages is a logical extension of this invaluable community service.”