Lansdale police ask for help

June 15, 2018 by  

The Lansdale Police Department is asking for people who use video surveillance equipment at their businesses or homes to consider registering their cameras. The department explains that video is one of the best tools for identifying perpetrators and convicting those who are caught committing a crime.

The police explain that it’s possible a private surveillance system could capture video of criminal activity, but they would have no way of knowing about it, and people may not be aware that something happened in range of their cameras. Also, they may not review the tapes frequently. Thus, the police are requesting that people who own such systems register them. The department can then match up the location of the camera with that of an incident, and see if anything was caught on film.

The department says that once cameras are registered, they will only contact the camera’s owner if there was an incident in the vicinity. If so, they may ask to see the footage if they feel it would help their investigation. However, even if an individual registers his or her camera system, they are not under any obligation to comply with the request if they would rather not do so.

Measures like this are of interest to many residents, so officials might work with a flyer printing company on a mailer to ask for their assistance.