Riverbank Police Services last week spread the word about a program that has proven effective in cities large and small across the country.
Community Services Officer Melissa Hardy is asking residents to participate in a new Safe-Cam program popular in other towns where home security surveillance systems are registered with police, then used to solve crimes in the area.
Officer Hardy stressed “this will not give us access to your system, but will allow us to e-mail you if a crime occurred in your area and ask that you review your video.”
It’s possible, she said, that footage of a crime might help identify a suspect. If your cameras have captured something useful, officers could request to view it or ask for a copy of the video images to assist in the investigation.
Those who are interested in participating in the program or would like more information can contact CSO Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-869-7162.
Applications were to be available at the local National Night Out, Hardy said, held at Community Center Park.
She said the new program is just another way of the community working together to fight crime.