Video Camera Enrollment
The Surf City Police Department is excited to launch the “More Eyes to Deter Crime” community policing program. The program will encourage residents and business owners that have external surveillance cameras, to register their cameras with the Surf City Police Department. The registration of surveillance camera systems can deter crime and assist the Surf City Police Department in overall crime prevention.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Surf City Police Department is committed to our partnership with residents and business owners. Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime, thus keeping our community safer. In turn, the police are also not always aware who may have this potentially vital information.
The Police Department is asking residents and businesses throughout the town to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As the Police Department responds to criminal incidents in our community, they may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGISTERING YOUR CAMERA?
Registering your cameras will help the police department to quickly identify and captured potential criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Surf City Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation and making Surf City a safer place to live.
Note: All personal information collected will remain confidential.