Private Video Surveillance Camera Registration
Do you currently have video surveillance at your home or business? If so, we would like you to become part of C.O.P. (Chesterfield’s Observation Program.)
Video surveillance is one of the best methods to apprehend criminals and convict suspects in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance is an excellent step toward helping to secure and protect your home, but it can also help the police protect your neighborhood.
How does it work?
The Chesterfield Township Police Department is committed to our partnership with residents and business owners. Many business owners and residents operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur nearby, citizens are not always aware their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime and keep our community safer. In addition, police are not always aware who may have this potentially vital information.
The Police Department is asking residents and businesses across the Township to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. If an incident happens in the vicinity of your camera system, you will be contacted by our detective bureau and we will request that you review your video to determine if there is any valuable information. There is no requirement to give access to your video system to the police department.
What are the benefits of registering your camera?
By registering, the police department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. You would only be contacted by the Police Department if there is an incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request that you review your camera footage to assist in the investigation and determine if any part of the incident was captured by your video. If a home is broken into, a car is stolen, or the worst case of all, a child goes missing, your video may be the difference in a quick resolution to the incident. Without a partnership with our residential and business community the police are only half of the solution.
To register your video surveillance and allow officers to contact you, should a incident occur in or near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask you fill out our registration form. You may either submit your registration online using the form below, or download a registration form by clicking this link.
Turning in your completed registration form
Begin the registration process by using the online form below, or printing a registration form and submit it by one of the following methods:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- USPS: 46525 Continental Dr. Chesterfield, MI – Attention: Detective Bureau
- Telephone: Gina Hirsch at 586-949-3813
Information provided to the Chesterfield Police Department regarding your camera systems will be for official use only. Your personal information will be confidential and not be for public dissemination.