CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Charleston Police want to remind citizens about a new registration program that was revealed late last year.
They hope those who may have received new security camera equipment during the holidays will take a moment to register their cameras as part of a crime watch network.
The City of Charleston Security Camera Registration Program allows those with exterior facing recorded security cameras to register with the city on their website. This information will allow investigators to quickly locate video footage which may provide clues when crimes occur.
“This is an opportunity to use 21st-century technology to build upon the traditional neighborhood crime watch programs,” said Police Chief Luther Reynold in a press release Wednesday.
The voluntary registration process takes only a few minutes to complete and police will not need to view any of your cameras at the time of registration. To register your camera systems simply go to the Police Department page on the City of Charleston’s Website at https://gis.charleston-sc.gov/register-security-cameras/. Upon registration, a member of the Police Department will contact you to confirm the information.
Owners will only be contacted, via the information provided, and asked to assist, when investigators feel useful video footage may exist at their location. The effort is intended to speed up investigations and strengthen prosecution.