Registering Surveillance Equipment

 

Are you currently using video surveillance at your business or home for security and protection of your property, family, or even your employees and customers?  If so, we'd like to hear from you!  The Clute community now has an additional opportunity to partner with the Clute Police Department - technologically - to fight crime.

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for identifying and apprehending criminals and convicting those who are caught in the act of committing a crime.  Using CPD's website, Clute residents and business owners can register their video surveillance equipment with the police and allow CPD to access the footage if needed to assist in solving crimes.  CPD will maintain a database of partners' camera locations, vantage points and equipment information, along with details regarding the recording and storage of the data.  Should the devices have the potential to be helpful in the investigation of a crime or even of "real time" use during criminal activity or a community emergency, the database will allow the police to quickly determine the availability of the video surveillance.  Note, this will not mean that the Clute Police Department will be monitoring the cameras.

Recognizing that police rarely can solve public safety problems alone, our philosophy of community policing encourages interactive partnerships with Clute residents and business owners.  Utilizing this coactive approach (i.e. working together) through a new use of current technologies will enhance the effectiveness of your police department and create a safer environment for our community.

To become a part of this new program and register your video surveillance camera or system, simply fill out the registration form below and return it to the police department via email, mail or drop it off at the office.

Doing so will make you a partner in the latest crime prevention program launched by the Clute Police Department in our continuing efforts to fight crime by enhancing community engagement.

 

Video Surveillance Registration