Concord, California – In an effort to solve crimes more easily, authorities are encouraging residents and businesses within the city’s limits to join the new program called Community Electronic Eye.
The purpose of this program is to enable crimes to be easily solved with the use of private video cameras in the community.
Participation in this program is not obligatory, but it will be extremely beneficial to the authorities if as many people as possible participate. Anyone interested in taking part must register their surveillance camera systems with the program.
“Officers going door to door during an investigation is time-consuming, especially when time is of the essence to solve a crime. One solution is knowing where security cameras are located, so if a crime occurs near a registered camera, officers can quickly contact the camera owner and work with them to view and recover video if needed,” city authorities said in a statement.
The Community Electronic Eye program will enable police to contact members of the community and request access to any video footage that they may have recorded.
The authorities further explained that they will still not have direct access to the cameras enrolled in the program. Also, they said that the footage would be used only for official purposes and kept private at all times.
“Our goal is to empower residents by taking a community-wide approach to policing. We hope that you will join us in this initiative and help protect the community we all care about,” the statement further read.
Additional information on the Community Electronic Eye program may be found here.