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Sarnia Police have a registry for security cameras

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If you have an outside security camera in operation, Sarnia Police want to hear from you.

Residents with a camera on a home or business can voluntarily join an online police registry, making it easier to canvass a neighbourhood after a crime is committed, the service says.

“It’ll help save time, rather than (officers) going door to door,” said Const. John Sottosanti.

Registered surveillance cameras are added to a map with a description of the area the camera monitors, helping police target investigations.

The program is backed by Allstate Insurance and Crime Stoppers, and the identity of participants and the data is not shared with the public, Sottosanti said.

Even when registered, camera owners are not obligated to share their footage with police, he added.

For more, or to register, visit https://www.sarniapolice.com/camera-registry/

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