Crime Cams — A Community Camera

If your residence or business has a security camera system meeting the two requirements below, you can help the Westchester Police Department investigate and solve crimes by registering your camera system.

  • Exterior facing security camera system

  • Camera system records and retains video

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. The Police Department is asking residents and businesses in the Village to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As we respond to incidents, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras in the area to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the persons involved.

If a crime occurs in the vicinity of a registered camera, an investigator from the Police Department may contact the registered owner of the camera and ask to review and/or copy the recorded footage relevant to the date and time of the incident.  

How to Register

Individuals wishing to participate in the program must:

  • Register below and if you have multiple locations, use separate forms for each address.

Report a Change or to Un-register from the Program

To report a change in status (i.e. no longer utilizing security cameras, change in exterior camera locations, no longer residing at the address), please contact the Westchester Police Department by emailing Detective Sergeant Michael Fellers

 

Alternate Person's Contact Information
Security Camera Information
Camera Locations. Select all that apply.:


Do any cameras record the street traffic?:
Example: The Roadway at 10300 Roosevelt or Corner of Cermak & Hull.
Windows Media Player Compliant:
Is there any additional information about your cameras or what they depict that you wish to tell our Detectives? If you have more than two cameras you can let us know that also by describing what they depict, etc.
The goal of this security camera registration project is to deter crime and promote public safety. Any footage related to criminal activity may be collected by the Westchester Police Department for use as evidence.
Information is reserved for official use by the Westchester Police Department. If necessary, the Westchester Police Department will contact you to request the appropriate video surveillance footage. Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an employee of the Westchester Police Department through this security camera registration.
By submitting this form, you are aware of and consent to the release of video imagery to the public/media as necessary for the WPD Investigation, or to requestors, as allowed under the State Records Act. By submitting this form — you agree to these terms.