From the Warren County Attorney’s Office
Do you currently use private video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, we would like to hear from you.
Video surveillance is one of the best methods for finding criminals and convicting those caught in the act of committing a crime.
How Does it Work?
Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur in their area, they are not always aware that their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime and convict those responsible for victimizing the community. In turn, law enforcement in Warren County is not always aware who may have this potentially vital information. This program will help marry the mutual interest of the community and law enforcement – a safe Warren County.
The Warren County Attorney’s Office is asking all citizens and business in Warren County to register their privately-owned surveillance camera systems. As law enforcement responds to criminal incidents, it may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the video surveillance systems to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.
What are the Benefits of Registering your Camera?
By registering your camera, law enforcement and prosecutors can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by members of Warren County law enforcement if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your surveillance camera. Law enforcement, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. Help us build a safe Warren County.
The goal of the Community Camera Program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the law enforcement agencies of Warren County and the communities we serve. Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:
1. If we think it will help in an investigation, the Warren County Attorney’s Office or a Warren County law enforcement officer will contact you using the information provided by you at the time of registration to request the appropriate video surveillance footage.
2. Any and all video surveillance footage shall continue to remain your property until it is requested by the Warren County Attorney’s Office and collected by law enforcement.
3. Your participation in this program shall not be an obligation to release any surveillance video to the Warren County Attorney’s Office.
4. Footage from your security camera containing or related to criminal activity collected by the Warren County Attorney’s Office and/or it’s law enforcement partners could be used as evidence.
5. Under no circumstances shall participants act as an agent and/or employee of the Warren County Attorney’s Office or any of its law enforcement partners through this program.
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