Camera Registry Program
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety invites citizens to participate in a collaborative approach to crime prevention and crime solving by joining our Public Camera Registry Program. The Public Camera Registry is a voluntary program that allows residents and business owners to register the location of their existing, external-facing security cameras. By registering your camera, you will play an active role in improving the safety of your community.
How does it work?
- If an incident occurs in your neighborhood near your cameras that a police investigation would benefit from the support of video footage, an investigating officer will contact you via email to request the specific footage.
- The email will provide easy-to-follow instructions to upload and share the requested footage.
- As this is completely voluntary, citizens can opt-out at any time.
This program will provide a faster, more efficiently streamlined process for police to receive evidence from our citizens.
By participating in the program, you will be assisting New Brighton DPS prevent and solve crime in our community, as it will provide officers with evidence and potential suspects to complete their investigations.
It’s also free, convenient, secure, and easy to register!
No, the City of New Brighton will not have access to your camera. It is not a surveillance system.
The purpose of the registry is to build a database of existing camera locations throughout New Brighton so that in the event of an incident, New Brighton Public Safety can contact the camera owners to request footage.
No, it is your choice. In the event of an incident near your camera’s location, the New Brighton DPS will contact you via email requesting specific footage. Should you choose to share, uploading is quick and easy.
Yes. Participation is strictly voluntary, and you can opt out at any time. If you’re moving, please remember to opt-out before you move!
New Brighton DPS cannot track camera locations; therefore, we ask you not to register dashcams or smartphone cameras. Only cameras in a static location should be registered.
If it is a crime in progress call 911. If it is not an emergency, or you become aware of an incident captured by your camera after the fact you may call the Non-Emergency Phone Number 651-767-0640 to report the incident.