Community Camera Program
How does it work?
The Community Camera Registration Program allows residents and business owners to register locations and capabilities of their security camera systems with the Des Peres Department of Public Safety. Using this information, when a crime occurs, the Des Peres Department of Public Safety will know the locations of nearby video cameras and be able to collect video evidence and follow up on leads. This is a 100% voluntary program and your registration information is kept confidential. At no time are you under obligation to turn over your footage, nor will any of your cameras be monitored and/or accessed by anyone other than yourself. You can withdraw from the program at any time by contacting the Des Peres Department of Public Safety.
What are the benefits of registering your camera?
Due to criminals being caught in the act of committing the crime, video surveillance is one of the best methods to catch suspects and convict them. As crimes occur nearby, many residents and business owners are unaware that their camera systems may have captured information that could help solve a crime. Likewise, police are not always aware of who may have potentially vital video evidence. By registering your camera, officers can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you will only be contacted by the Des Peres Department of Public Safety if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera and police personnel believe viewing your video footage will assist in the investigation.
Terms & Conditions
The information you provide regarding your camera systems will be for official use only. Your personal information will remain confidential and not be distributed except as required by law or court order. This program is entirely voluntary, and you can withdraw consent to view video footage from your camera system at any time. If necessary, the Des Peres Department of Public Safety will contact you directly, using the information provided by you at the time of registration, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage. Any footage containing or related to criminal activity collected by the Des Peres Department of Public Safety may be used as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding. Under no circumstances shall the registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Des Peres and/or the Des Peres Department of Public Safety through the program.