The Community Camera Program allows residents and business owners to register the locations and capabilities of their security camera systems with the University Park Police Department. Using this information, when a crime occurs, UPPD will know the locations of nearby video cameras and be able to contact residents to determine if their cameras captured any video evidence.
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If you do, we'd like to hear from you. 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 a great example of community-police partnerships and is something UPPD values highly.
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 system, officers can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera system, you will only be contacted by UPPD if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera system and police personnel believe viewing your video footage will assist in the investigation. At no time will UPPD have remote access to your camera system.