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Absolutely. This is a voluntary program to assist to police and your community. If an individual or business no longer wishes to participate, you will be deleted from the system.
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Any resident, business or property owner in West Whiteland Township with a security camera system that retains video footage.
Any camera system which captures and retains video footage will work. From the high-tech camera used by businesses and retailers to the do it yourself camera system purchased at your local big box retailer or online, video footage provides some of the best evidence of criminal activity.
We will ask for you address and the name and contact number for the property owner.
The West Whiteland Police Criminal Investigation Division will maintain an up-to date list of registered security cameras within the township. This information will be protected and not disseminated to the public.
A police officer or detective with the West Whiteland Township Police Department will contact you and ask to review your saved video. If something of evidentiary value is identified, we will provide the media to make a copy of the footage.
Any video footage obtained by the West Whiteland Township Police Department will be held in evidence and used for the purposes of a specific criminal investigation only. It may be disseminated to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office or a law enforcement partner assisting in the investigation. The footage will not be disseminated outside of the law enforcement community.
Yes! Hundreds of crimes are solved daily across the United States because something of importance was captured on a video surveillance camera. By registering, you are help your police keep you and your community safe!