FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Back in April, the Frankfort Police Department unveiled its new program, “Community, Cameras and Cops (CCC).”
It’s a camera mapping program that will hopefully help police when crimes happen.
If you have security cameras on your home, police want you to tell them where you live, how many cameras you have and what directions they point. That way, they do not have to spend time knocking on doors, asking if anyone has cameras, when a crime happens. Instead, they’ll already know where to go.
Terry Harris has cameras outside his house. He didn’t know about CCC, but now plans on registering.
Harris loves having cameras because, he explains, they’re good for several different things.
“To keep an eye on things when you’re gone, give you an alert to know what happens and who’s around, and if you don’t know what’s happening in your neighborhood, you can go back and look,” said Harris.
Frankfort Police Captain Chris Quire says right now, around 50 people have registered, but police still need more.
Quire says this is just part of several new outlets helping to make solving crimes easier.
“It’s 2018. We’re using technology and social media and things we’ve never used in law enforcement before, but it’s something out there that certainly works,” said Quire.
Captain Quire knows it works. Back in April, someone broke into his house. It was all caught on video, thanks to cameras by his front door. That suspect, seen clearly on camera, was arrested.
“We have alarms and gates and everything else, but at the end of the day, the cameras are what solved the crime,” said Quire.
That’s why the police department is encouraging the use, and registration of, cameras on your home.
“You could certainly help yourself or your neighbors in solving a crime,” said Quire.
By registering your cameras with the police department, it does not give them access to what you camera sees without your permission.
To register your surveillance cameras, email your address, number of cameras, and direction they face to firstname.lastname@example.org