Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement  Foundation Projects

Managed by law enforcement and supported by the Foundation's contributions












 

SkyWatch® Towers

 

The ICx New Heights Sky Watch platform is a manned surveillance tower designed to deter criminals and provide law enforcement with a 360 degree field of view of open spaces, parking areas, parks, and other outdoor venues enabling public access for gatherings, shopping, sightseeing and other legitimate activities. The interior of the tower is climate controlled for year-round use. The extended height of 25 feet offers an excellent view of the surrounding area. These towers have been successfully utilized at the following events:

  1. Memphis in May

  2. ItalianFest

  3. MusicFest

  4. GreekFest

  5. Southern Heritage Classic

  6. Other large events like concerts and football games

  7. Mall parking lot events


They can be seen on a regular basis in shopping mall areas and downtown/Beale Street. They have allowed officers to make numerous arrests that would have otherwise gone undetected. Officers have instant communication with other officers in the area as well as with the RTCC and dispatch.

The towers are trailer based and easily transported from one location to another at a moment's notice. Every tower includes the basics for the comfort and safety of the officer inside through adjustable heat and air conditioning, tinted sliding glass windows and comfortable seating.