Got a video surveillance system? Decatur Police want to know if you’re interested in registering itPhoto by Dan Whisenhunt
The Decatur Police Department is conducting a survey to see if residents would be interested in registering their home video surveillance systems with the city.
“The program would involve city residents who have video surveillance cameras installed on their personal property volunteering to provide their name, address and contact information such as a phone number and email address,” the Police Department said in a Facebook post. “The information would help investigators determine if there may be video footage in an area where a crime occurred or along the route a suspect took.”
The program would be voluntary and police wouldn’t be able to access video systems without a resident’s permission.
“You would simply be letting us know that you have cameras and an officer or investigator would reach out to you in the event there was an incident near your property and request to view and/or obtain a copy of your video,” the Police Department wrote. “Participants would be provided with a decal/sticker that can be displayed at their home IF they wish to do so. The decal/sticker is intended to act as a deterrent but not required to participate.”