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Posted on: May 24, 2018

SecureWatch Program

SECUREWATCH

In an effort to reduce crime by identifying and apprehending  individuals involved in criminal activity, the Bensenville Police  Department is implementing a Video-Sharing Partnership with the Bensenville Business community. Business owners with private video  surveillance cameras taking footage of public areas such as streets,  sidewalks, parking lots, etc., are being asked to register the location  and direction of their surveillance cameras online 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 businesses to work with the Police Department to help keep our community safe.

To share video footage, please fill the following form.

If you have any questions, please contact Bensenville Police Department at (630)-350-3455 or policeadmin@bensenville.il.us.

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