BERWYN CITY MAYOR'S OFFICE: Berwyn Police Department Video Sharing Program
BerwynCityMayor's Office issued the following announcement on June 13.In an effort to reduce crime by identifying and apprehending individuals involved in criminal activity, the Berwyn Police Department is implementing a Video-Sharing Partnership with the Berwyn community. Residents and business owners with private video surveillance cameras taking footage of public areas such as streets, sidewalks, alleys, parking lots, etc., are being asked to register the location and direction of their surveillance cameras with the Berwyn Police Department for purposes of possibly providing assistance to police in criminal investigations. This partnership would not be intended for active or live-feed surveillance, or for monitoring neighborhood activity—the Police Department will never have remote access to any private video systems. The program would be used strictly with owners’ permission and cooperation, allowing the Police Department to view footage upon request for possible evidence relating to a specific criminal act in an ongoing investigation. Under this partnership, minimal personal information is required for registration, and there are no fees involved. The Police Department will maintain a list of private video surveillance cameras available for possible footage. Police will still need to contact the camera owner to request permission to view video footage if a criminal incident occurs in the vicinity of a camera. All registration information will be kept confidential, and registrants can unsubscribe at any time. This partnership is a way for citizens to work with the Police Department to help keep our community safe. Please go to the City of Berwyn website to register.
If you have any questions, please contact Detective Thomas Tate
(708) 795-2164 or email PoliceVideoSharing@Berwyn-il.gov
Original source can be found here.
Source: Berwyn City Mayor's Office