The Richardson Police Department is asking for help from residents to create a new resource for Officers and Detectives in the fight against crime. The Neighborhood Video Crime Watch program asks residents with home video surveillance cameras to volunteer their information and complete an online form that has basic questions about their video system’s capabilities.
If a crime happens, a Police Officer or Detective can check the database for anyone living in the vicinity of the crime with a home surveillance system. If one is listed in the database, Police may contact that resident and ask them to review their footage to see if anything was captured that may help with the case. Home video surveillance systems are becoming more common as the technology improves and the purchase price becomes more affordable.
The Richardson Police Department has seen an increase in home surveillance systems used by residents and has successfully made arrests in cases where the resident’s surveillance video captured the suspect in the act. This resource will allow Police to more quickly identify home video camera locations where suspect information may have been captured.
If you have questions, you can contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 972-744-4955.
-Click here to register your system into the database-
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