Do you currently utilize video surveillance at your home or business? If so, Perry Police Department would like to hear from you. Video surveillance serves as a great crime deterrent, and it is also helpful for law enforcement in solving crimes that happen within our neighborhoods.
How does the program work? The Perry Police Department is forming a program that allows residents and businesses that have security video cameras on their property, to register them. Participation in the program is completely voluntary and there is no fee. In the event of a critical incident or criminal investigation, business or residential security cameras may capture evidence essential to solving a case. Law enforcement investigations frequently involve Officers canvassing neighborhoods surrounding a crime scene for security cameras. Knowing where cameras are located greatly speeds up investigations by allowing Officers to prioritize where to begin looking for evidence. Many times the best available video evidence is not of the crime scene itself, but of pathways and streets leading into and out of the crime scene. Does this mean you can access my security cameras without my knowledge? Absolutely not. Law enforcement will not have access to any cameras or systems, this program will document the camera locations and the contact information provided by the owner. The program is simply a registry to let the Perry Police Department know that you have a security camera system, and are willing to team up with law enforcement.
What happens after I register? In the case of a crime in your area, you would be contacted from Police Dispatch in hopes of obtaining video evidence of the crime. By registering your camera, it is not only a deterrent of crime, but assists the department in its overall crime prevention strategy in your neighborhood. By registering and assisting the Perry Police Department in this effort, you protect yourself, your family, and your property.
You may withdraw from this program at any time by contacting the Perry Police Department.
How will my privacy be protected? Your privacy is important to us. All supplied information is kept confidential and will only be viewed by Perry Police Department personnel during criminal investigations.
Who is eligible to participate? Any business owners or residents that live within the City of Perry, and rural residents.
What happens if I need to update my information after I’ve submitted my registration? If you have registered your camera(s) and need to change/update any information previously submitted (i.e. new camera, new contact information, etc.), please complete and submit a new registration form.