Residents and business owners are urged to register their privately owned surveillance systems online
PROVIDENCE, RI– The Providence Police has implemented a Community Security Camera Registration Program for residents and businesses throughout the capital city to register their video surveillance systems online, for police to use as a resource, if needed, when investigating incidents of crime.
“Footage from video surveillance is one of the best methods for identifying and apprehending criminals by actually catching them in the act of committing a crime,” said Colonel Clements. “Installing video surveillance cameras in your home or business also shows commitment to community-police partnerships which are highly valued by our department.”
By registering your camera, the PPD can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. Once your camera is registered, you will only be contacted by the Providence Police Department if there is an incident in the vicinity of your security camera that requires further police investigation and, if necessary, police will request to view footage from your camera. For example, participants of this program may be asked to check their video surveillance system for a specific date and time for video that could possibly show activity involved in a crime, such as a getaway car or the direction in which a person of interest travelled. Help us make Providence communities safer by participating in this program. Registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. An individual’s personal information will be kept strictly confidential by the Providence Police Department and you may withdraw from the program at any time.
For more information on this program and to register your camera, please visit the City of Providence website.