Crime Prevention Information as it relates to Video Surveillance:
The Parker Police Department would like to take a minute to inform business owners of simple crime prevention tips that may assist law enforcement with the apprehension of suspects as it relates to video surveillance systems.
Surveillance cameras have become a growing presence in the public arena over the past several decades in stores, civic buildings and even on public streets. As part of this trend, law enforcement has increasingly used surveillance images to assist in the capture of suspects who commit crimes.
However, when law enforcement attempts to obtain evidence and capture video of suspects from property owners, they all too often discover the images are blurry or grainy, not in focus, positioned incorrectly, not recording, dates and times are incorrect, etc.
We are asking business and property owners who currently utilize surveillance cameras in and around their properties to please consider conducting weekly or monthly audits on your systems to be sure any and all evidence captured by the surveillance cameras is useful should law enforcement need it to assist in identifying a suspect committing a crime in or around your property or business.
Good video images may assist in the apprehension of suspects by law enforcement, capture crimes and prevent future crimes.
When conducting a video audit please consider the following when reviewing footage:
- Is it running correctly?
- Is the camera positioned correctly?
- Is it positioned in the correct location?
- Are high-risk locations being recorded?
- Are the date and times correct?
- Is it recording?
- Is it in focus?
- Can you capture facial details in order to provide clear pictures or video to law enforcement?
If you answered NO to any of the above questions, please consider changes. If you need assistance or have any questions in regards to conducting an audit or security assessment, please call Officer Dawn Cashman with the Parker Police Department at 303.805.6527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.