The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office values the members of the community and operates with a pronounced community oriented policing philosophy. One of the most valuable resources for solving crimes and catching criminals is having video footage. Today, more and more citizens and businesses are installing private security cameras to help protect the inside and outside of their property. As a citizen or business owner, you may not be aware that your cameras may have unknowingly captured valuable footage that can help solve crimes. This footage, if accessible to the police department, has the ability to keep our community safer. S.C.R.A.M creates a stronger community-police partnership by sharing additional resources that help solve crimes and apprehend criminals.
How it Works:
The S.C.R.A.M program encourages residents and businesses with security cameras to register their cameras with the sheriff’s office. By registering your cameras, the sheriff’s office will know which residences and business have functioning cameras. Should the sheriff’s office believe that your cameras might have footage that can help solve a crime or catch a criminal, a member of the department might contact you and request to view your footage. PLEASE NOTE: registering your cameras provides the police department with the location of your cameras and does not allow the police department to view what your cameras are recording!
Benefits of Registering Your Cameras:
Members of the community often look for ways to get involved in the fight against crime. By registering cameras, citizens and business are helping fight crime indirectly through technology. Often times, officers and detectives spend valuable time looking for leads, evidence, and potential cameras in the area of a crime, hoping they find something. Accessing the S.C.R.A.M system allows officers to immediately identify where private security cameras are located and positioned, eliminating any guess-work and wasted time of searching manually on foot.
Registering cameras will help solve crime and identify suspects, along with many other positive effects. Cameras can still capture valuable footage even if the incident does not occur where the camera is housed. These selfless acts of resource sharing helps build and maintain strong neighborhoods and business districts while furthering more efficient pursuit of a safe, secure Eaton County.
If you are interested in registering your cameras with the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, please click on the following link: SCRAM Registry