The following is a press release from the Ukiah Police Department:
Security Camera Registry Program
The Ukiah Police Department (UPD) invites you to participate in our crime prevention effort by joining our Security Camera Registry Program. UPD is working with businesses and residents from the community to compile a list of privately-owned security camera systems that retain recorded video to enhance crime prevention and enhance public safety.
Registration is entirely voluntary and all personal information gathered is for official use only.
The goal of the camera registry program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Ukiah Police Department and the community we serve. Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something we highly value as a law enforcement agency serving our community.
Assistance from Businesses & Residents
The Ukiah Police Department is seeking the assistance of Ukiah business owners and residents who have security camera systems. If you have video security cameras, UPD is encouraging you to register the location and capabilities of your camera with us. This is a voluntary registry.
Using the geographic locations of the registered cameras, the UPD will be able to directly contact citizens in an area in which a crime occurred. The Department 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 Ukiah Police Department’s Security Camera Registry Program to make arrangements for video retrieval.
To register your video security system, please complete the registration form found on the Ukiah Police Department’s website or visit https://www.ukiahpolice.com/camera-registration/