Community Camera Program
Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, we would like to hear from you.
Video surveillance is one of the effective methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Installing and registering your video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something the Webster Groves 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 Webster Groves Police Department. Using this information, when a crime occurs, the Webster Groves Police Department will know the locations of nearby 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 simply one of the best methods to catch and prosecute suspects. 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 with the Webster Groves Police Department, Officers can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you will only be contacted by the Webster Groves 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.
If you would like to register your security camera system with the Webster Groves Police Department and allow Officers to contact you should a crime occur within the immediate area of your camera system, its easy. Simply fill out the online form below.
Terms and Conditions
The information you provide regarding your camera systems will be for official use only. Your personal information will remain confidential and not be distributed except as required by law or court order.
This program is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw consent to view video footage from your camera system at any time by calling the Webster Groves Police Department. If necessary, the Webster Groves Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided by you at the time of registration, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage. Any footage containing or related to criminal activity collected by the Webster Groves Police Department may be used as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding. Under no circumstances shall the registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Webster Groves and/or the Webster Groves Police Department through the program.