Community Camera Program
Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, we’d like to hear from you. Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something we highly value as a police agency serving our community.
How Does It Work?
The Roxana Police Department is committed to our partnership with the residents and business owners in our community. Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime, thus keeping our community safer. In turn, the police are also not always aware of who may have this potentially vital information.
The Police Department is asking residents and businesses across the Village to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As we respond to criminal incidents, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.
What are the Benefits of Registering your Camera?
By registering your camera with us, the Department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Roxana Police Department or other investigating agencies with which we are cooperating, if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. Help us make Roxana an undesirable place for criminals to commit a crime and help keep your entire community safe! As a reward for partnering with the Police Department to help fight crime in our community, you will receive a $100 gift card to the Roxana business of your choice.* If the video provided from your camera is used to secure a conviction, you will receive an additional $25 gift card to the Roxana business of your choice.*
If you would like to tell us that you have video surveillance and register to allow Officers to contact you should a crime occur in or near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask that you let us know by filling out the form located below:
* If you discontinue participation within one year of registration, you will be required to refund this payment.
Information provided to the Roxana Police Department regarding your camera systems will be for official use only. Your personal information will remain confidential and not be distributed except as required by law or court order.