Would you like to help solve crime in your neighborhood?
The Brighton Police Department is forming a community partnership where all residents and businesses that have cameras on their property can register them with the police department.
Video cameras are increasingly being used in both residential and commercial properties to prevent crime. As such, video surveillance has become extremely helpful in solving crimes, identifying perpetrators, and serves as valuable evidence in court.
Police investigations frequently involve officers and/or detectives canvassing neighborhoods looking for cameras. Knowing ahead of time where cameras are located greatly speeds investigations by allowing officers and/or detectives to prioritize where to begin looking for evidence. Many times the best available video evidence isn’t of the crime itself, but of pathways and streets leading into and out of the scene.
Participation in this partnership is completely voluntary. All registered information will be kept confidential and will only be viewed by Brighton Police Department personnel. Brighton Police Department will not monitor your cameras. This is strictly to be used as an investigative tool to aide officers and detectives.
If you are interested in participating in this community partnership with Brighton Police Department, please fill out the form and click submit.
FAQs (frequently asked questions):
Q - Will my personal information from filling out the registration be secure? A - Yes, your information will only be viewed by Brighton Police Department personnel.
Q - How will I be contacted? A - There is an option in the registration form to fill out your preferred method of contact (email, phone call). Q - Is Brighton Police Department asking to view my security cameras live? A - No, this partnership is completely voluntary. You will only be contacted if a crime occurs in your neighborhood and you are willing to share any footage your cameras may have recorded and/or photographed. Q - How will the list be maintained? A - An email will be sent periodically to ensure you are still willing to participate in the program or you may contact us to be removed from the list.
Thank you to Longmont Police Department for allowing us to share this program with our citizens.