Jefferson Company, Alabama. (WBRC) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office wants to join forces with you to help curb crime, and they want to use your doorbell camera.
The Community Assisted Monitoring or CAM program includes a public safety camera registry that allows you to register your doorbell and security cameras with the sheriff’s office to deter crime and help catch criminals.
“As sheriff, my current focus is on reducing crime and bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community.”
Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway said he is excited to launch the Community Assisted Monitoring Program, better known as CAM, as a new technology program to reduce crime.
“The technique resulted in arrests for the shooting at the centre point and the robbery in Forestdale,” Sheriff Petway explained.
That’s why he requires you to register your security and doorbell cameras to help create a community network that supports law enforcement in catching criminals quickly.
Lieutenant Kenny James said it takes less than a minute to register your cameras and the sheriff’s office must ask your permission to access them.
“If we had an accident in the area, we could use the Fusus software to quickly find that registration and using your contact information, we would email you a request asking us to provide you with footage of a set time,” said Lt. James .
Delegates often go door-to-door asking families and business owners for footage of crimes that have occurred, which they say is time-consuming and inefficient.
“This actually allows us to record and extract video as our deputies respond, so we can put them in the best position to do their job efficiently,” Sgt. Scott Sanders.
The Sheriff’s Office is excited to incorporate this new technology, especially since many people already have security and doorbell cameras.
To register, visit JeffCo. Sheriff’s website.
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