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Arroyo Grande police ask residents to register home surveillance cameras

Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 01:08:43-04

The Arroyo Grande Police Department is encouraging Arroyo Grande residents to register their home surveillance cameras with the police department.

Police want to build a database of surveillance camera locations throughout the city. They say it will help officers locate potential video evidence in the case of a crime.

The police department says it has a high success rate when it comes to identifying suspects who are caught on video.

Police will not be able to directly access any of the registered cameras, and officials say the database information will only be available to Arroyo Grande Police Department employees for official use.

To register your home surveillance camera, including doorbell cameras, click here.

The Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo police departments launched similar home surveillance camera registration programs in late 2018. By the end of the year, Santa Maria police said they had approximately 50 cameras registered.