Security Camera Registration ProgramMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 08 2020 7:32 AM
In an effort to enhance investigative efforts of criminal matters, the Marianna Police Department is launching a Security Camera Registration Program. If you have a home or business security surveillance cameras, you can register them with the Marianna Police Department, which will then become part of a database the officers can check and see if anyone has a security camera system in the vicinity of a reported crime. The Marianna Police Department will not have a direct link to the footage from your camera, this will simply let them know that you have a system that may have captured critical footage associated with the event being investigated.
“Providing us with the location of your security camera has the potential to help us apprehend or identify criminals faster. As officers respond to criminal incidents, they may be able to use the information or footage you provide from the security camera to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved, thus keeping our communities safer,” said Chief Hayes Baggett.
“After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by a member of the Marianna Police Department if there is a crime in the vicinity of your camera. Any information that is captured on a camera is of value to us. Our goal is to get as much information as quickly as possible in regards to any investigation we work, and video surveillance footage is excellent evidence.”
The Marianna Police Department is committed to advancing policing through technology to help keep our City safe. With the advent of the many different security cameras today, such as doorbell style cameras, technology aided investigations are extremely effective in solving crimes. These cameras are affordable and becoming more prevalent by the day and this is just another resource that could be the key in solving a crime in your neighborhood. There is a link attached below or you can navigate to the form on the City of Marianna website under the police department’s page. If you have any questions about this new program, please contact the Marianna Police Department at 850-526-3125.