Lindenwold Police Department Citizen's Electronic Eye Program
The Lindenwold Police Department is proud to announce a new Police-Community Partnership Program. The Police Department is trying to make a registry of homeowners’ surveillance cameras that could be used to catch criminals.
The Lindenwold Police Department Citizens Electronic Eye Program, or CEE Program, would map out the locations of the cameras, so officers can find possible evidence faster. The directory would not allow officers to tap into private cameras, as it would just indicate where the cameras are located.
The Lindenwold Police Department is committed to our partnership with residents and business owners. 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 who may have this potentially vital information. The Police Department is asking residents and businesses across town to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems.
Using the geographic locations of the registered cameras, the Police Department will be able to directly e-mail or call citizens in an area in which a crime occurred. A common e-mail may ask the citizen to check their video surveillance system for a specific date and time for video capturing a suspect, getaway car or a crime. If the citizen finds any video evidence, they can contact the Police Department to make arrangements for video retrieval. The Police Department then 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.
Citizens and business owners who register with their security cameras will receive a window sticker to show they are participating in the program.
Citizens can register their cameras by going to the Lindenwold Police Departments Crime Map and clicking the “register cameras” button at the top right hand side of the page. The Crime Map can be found at https://www.crimereports.com/agency/lindenwold and there is no cost to register your cameras. You will be prompted to create an account after which you can register your camera. Your account with Crime Reports will also allow you to receive crime alerts for your neighborhood. The Lindenwold Police Department has once again partnered with Public Engines Inc. to provide us with another powerful crime fighting solution.