Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance is an excellent example of community-police partnerships and is something the Richmond Heights Police Department values highly.
How Does it Work?
The Community Camera Program allows residents and business owners to register locations and capabilities of their security camera systems with the Richmond Heights Police Department. Using this information, when a crime occurs, the Richmond Heights Police Department will know the locations of nearby privately-owned video cameras and be able to collect video evidence and follow up on leads.
What are the Benefits of Registering your Camera?
Because they are caught in the act of committing the crime, video surveillance is one of the best methods to catch suspects and convict them. As crimes occur nearby, many residents and business owners are unaware that their camera systems may have captured information that could help solve a crime. Likewise, police are not always aware of who may have potentially vital video evidence.
By registering your camera, officers can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your privately-owned camera, you will only be contacted by the Richmond Heights Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera and police personnel believe viewing your video footage will assist in the investigation.
To add your address to the registry, CLICK HERE!