Voluntary Camera Registration Program

The program allows residents and business owners to register the location of their video surveillance system with the department. When a crime occurs, members of the department will be able to quickly identify the locations of nearby cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers and investigators collect video evidence and follow up on leads. It also will allow the department the ability to directly contact members of the program that are using video surveillance in an area in which a crime occurred.  This registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. Registering your camera does not provide the department with direct access to the cameras and users may request to removed at any time. Police may ask program members to check their video footage for a specific date and time that may show activity involved with a crime. If you would like to register your camera, please complete the our survey here.

Policy and Terms of Use:

Registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. Registering your camera does not provide the DeKalb Police Department with direct access to yours cameras. You may request your registration be removed at any time. An individual’s personal information will be kept confidential by the DeKalb Police Department subject to disclosure only as may be required by law, court order, or for law enforcement purposes. The information you submit may be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are investigating a crime in the vicinity of where your camera is located. Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in the investigation of a crime.

Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the DeKalb Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding. Under no circumstance shall registered members construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of DeKalb and/or the DeKalb Police Department through the program. If necessary, the DeKalb Police Department will contact you directly, using information provided during registration, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage. By submitting this information, the registered member understands and agrees to the above policy and terms of use.