The Safe Community Camera Program is a new Brooklyn Park Crime Prevention program that allows residents and businesses to register their external video cameras with the Brooklyn Park Police Department to assist the police if a crime occurs in your neighborhood.
This program is a voluntary police-community partnership to help make officers aware of cameras that are active in the city in case a crime occurs. The video may help us understand what occurred or identify suspects. Any type or brand of camera can be registered.
How does the program work?
Registering for the program is easy. Click the link and complete the online form to register. Video surveillance cameras are a great tool for solving crimes and apprehending suspects. We see examples everyday where video surveillance catches a suspect in the act of committing a crime. The problem is the police don’t know where every camera is located that might have captured the incident or a part of it. Going door to door during an investigation can be time consuming especially when time is of the essence to solve a crime. This program will make officers aware of cameras nearby that may have captured useful footage and allow them to follow up more quickly.
This program is strictly voluntary, and participants can withdraw at any time. To withdraw please call 763-493-8222 and ask to speak to a Crime Prevention Specialist.
As a participant, your information will be kept private under MN State Statute 13.37, unless subject to disclosure by a court order.
How would I be contacted?
If a crime occurs in your neighborhood, the Brooklyn Park Police will contact you about viewing your video in an attempt to gain more information about the crime. They will contact you at the number or email you provide on the registration form.
At no time will the Brooklyn Park Police Department have direct access to your cameras
The goals of this program are to help deter criminal activity, assist in solving crimes that occur in our neighborhoods, and to strengthen our Neighborhood Watch Program. Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:
Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the Brooklyn Park Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.
At times, video or still images from the registrant’s system may be provided to the press or distributed on social media to further active investigations. In the event this occurs, no personal or identifying information regarding the owner of the system will be provided or shown.
Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Brooklyn Park and/or the Brooklyn Park Police Department through this program.
In the event of an incident, the Brooklyn Park Police Department may contact you to request that you review your video to see if it captured any part of the event.