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 example of community-police partnerships and is something we highly value as a police agency serving our community.
The O’Fallon Police Department wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in a voluntary Private Video Surveillance Camera Registration. This program allows residents and businesses to register the locations of their outdoor video surveillance systems with OPD. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect video evidence and follow up on leads.
Through the program, OPD will be able to directly contact registrants who are using video in an area in which a crime occurred. Police would ask registrants via email, telephone, or in person to check their video surveillance system for a specific date and time for video that may show activity involved with a crime, such as a getaway car or the direction that a person of interest was headed. If any video evidence is found, the resident or business owner can contact the O’Fallon Police Department at 618-624-4545 to make arrangements for retrieval.
Registration is simple and only takes a few minutes. You will provide basic information and tell us where your cameras are located. There is no cost associated with registration and your information is confidential. You may delete your registration at any time by contacting Captain Dave Matevey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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