The video registration program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register the fact they have installed video surveillance systems at their home or business.
When there have been serious crimes in the past, officers have had to go door-to-door in the area asking about camera systems. Through the NYCRPD Video Registration Program, detectives and officers will now be able to quickly determine where those systems are located and contact the homeowner or business representative to ask them to review their video. If the owner finds something believed to be of value on their recording, they can contact NYCRPD to have the detective or officer return to look at it.
Video registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. Participants in the program can retract their registration at any time. An individual’s personal information will be kept confidential by NYCRPD, subject to disclosure per court order. People who register their cameras with the Police Department will only be contacted if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of their video surveillance system. If necessary, NYCRPD officers may request a copy of any video captured by a participant’s camera. Registering a camera does not provide NYCRPD with direct access to view video captured on the system.
Please take the time to complete the information below to register your video camera system with NYCRPD