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.
Many business owners and residents already have surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their footage may have captured information that could help solve a crime, thus keeping our community safer. Unfortunately, the police are also not always aware who may have this potentially vital information.
The Police Department is asking residents and businesses across the city to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As we respond to criminal incidents, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.
By registering your camera with us, the Independence Police Department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the IPD 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 Independence 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 if a crime occurs in the area, we kindly ask that you fill out our online registration form below: