Security Camera Registration

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How does it Work?

The Gaithersburg Police Department is committed to our partnership with business owners and residents. Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime. In turn, the police are also not always aware who may have this potentially vital information.

The Gaithersburg Police Department is asking both residents and businesses around the city to voluntarily register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As the Gaithersburg Police Department responds to criminal incidents within your community, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of those involved. The Gaithersburg Police Department does not monitor or control any registered cameras.

What are the Benefits of Registering Your Camera?

By registering with the Gaithersburg Police Department, officers can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Gaithersburg Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. Attempts to contact the registrant via phone and/or email will be done during reasonable hours of the day

Information provided to the Gaithersburg Police Department regarding your camera system will be for official use only. Your personal information will be confidential and not be for public dissemination.