Community Camera Program
Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, we need your HELP!
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 way to protect your property. The Solon Police Community Camera Registry Program is another community-police partnership and is something we need and value as your police agency serving our community.
How does it Work?
The Solon Police Department is committed to our partnership with the residents and business owners in our community. Many residents and business owners currently operate surveillance systems at their homes and businesses. As crimes occur nearby, residents and business owners are not always aware that their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime, thus keeping our community safer. In turn, the police are also not always aware who may have surveillance video with potentially vital information to solve a crime.
The Solon Police Department is asking residents and businesses across the city to register their privately owned video surveillance systems. As we respond to criminal incidents, we may be able to use the information or surveillance footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.
What are the Benefits of Registering your Camera?
By registering your camera with the Police Department, we can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Solon Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. Help us make Solon an undesirable place for criminals to commit crime and help keep your entire community safe!
If you would like to tell us that you have video surveillance and allow Officers to contact you should a crime occur near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask that you let us know by filling out our registration form:
Information provided to the Solon Police Department 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. The registry is completely voluntary and could be declined at any time, and under no circumstances would Police Department have the ability to tap into your video surveillance system. This program simply informs the Police Department of residents and business that are willing to help and that have video surveillance systems that may have recorded something useful to solving a crime. This program can save valuable time and effort as the Police Department investigates crime.