Virtual Neighborhood Watch
Surveillance Camera Registration
Do you currently have video surveillance at your home or business? If so, we would like you to sign up for our Virtual Neighborhood Watch. Video surveillance is one of the best methods to apprehend criminals and convict suspects in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance is an excellent step toward helping to secure and protect your home, but it can also help the police protect your neighborhood.
How does it work?
The St. Clair Shores Police Department is working hard to have a committed partnership with the residents / businesses through our Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, and Marina Watch Programs. Many business owners and residents operate surveillance systems at their businesses or their residences and could be a part of our Virtual Neighborhood Watch. As crimes occur, some residents / businesses are not always aware their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime and keep our community safer. In addition, police are not always aware who may have this potentially vital information.
The St. Clair Shores Police Department is asking for all residents and businesses across the City to register their own surveillance camera systems with the St. Clair Shores Police Department. If an incident happens in the vicinity of your camera system, you will be contacted by the St. Clair Shores Police Department and we will request that you review your video to determine if there is any valuable information. There is no requirement to give access to your video system to the police department and this is a 100% volunteer program!
What are the benefits of registering your camera?
By registering, the St. Clair Shores Police Department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured any criminal activity. You would only be contacted by the St. Clair Shores Police Department if there is an incident in the vicinity of your security camera. The St Clair Shores Police department, if necessary, may request that you review your camera footage to assist in the investigation and determine if any part of the incident was captured by your video. If any crime in your area occurs, your video may be the only thing to help identify a suspect or a suspect vehicle that was used during the crime.
To register your video surveillance and allow officers to contact you, should an incident occur in or near where your cameras are installed, please click on the link below and fill out the form. Any information submitted will be sent directly to the Police Department and will not be shared. Again, this is a 100% volunteer program and you may cancel at any time.