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The City of Glendale Announces a Community Camera Registration Program

A message from City of Glendale Police Chief Jeffrey Beaton:

Glendale Police Department
Community Camera Registration Program

Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Video surveillance is one of the most 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 Glendale Police Department values highly.

How Does it Work?

The Community Camera Registration Program allows residents and business owners to register locations and capabilities of their security camera systems with the Glendale Police Department. Using this information, when a crime occurs, the Glendale 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 footage 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 system with the Glendale 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 Glendale 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.

Registration

If you would like to register your security camera system with the Glendale Police Department and allow officers to contact you should a crime occur within the immediate area of your camera system, it’s easy. Simply fill out the form below and return it to the Police Department.

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 Glendale Police Department. If necessary, the Glendale 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 Glendale 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 Glendale and/or the Glendale Police Department through this program.

If you have questions, please call the department at 314-965-0000.

Click here to download and complete the Registration Form.