Sturbridge Police Offer New Camera Registry Program


Sturbridge Police

In an effort to continue their public safety partnership with citizens and businesses, The Sturbridge Police Department has announced a new initiative called the Sturbridge Police Camera Registry Program.  This new program will help residents and business owners aid Sturbridge Police in solving crimes and various neighborhood problems.

The camera registry program will allow residents and business owners to voluntarily register their video surveillance systems with the Sturbridge Police Department.  When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby cameras via the registry and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect potential video surveillance and follow up on leads.

With this program, the Sturbridge Police Department will be able to directly contact members that are using video surveillance in an area in which a crime occurred.  Police would ask members to check their video footage for a specific date and time that may show activity involved with a crime, such as a getaway car or the direction that a person of interest traveled.

These video clips can be crucial to solving many neighborhood crimes such as smash and grabs, house breaks, robberies and vandalism to name a few.  Lt. Earl Dessert says, “Our officers currently conduct neighborhood canvasses and interview neighbors when investigating these types of crimes.  Having the ability to view exterior security camera footage may increase our solvability of these crimes.”

If you are interested in registering your security camera, or would like more information click here.  If you have any questions,  call (508) 347-2525 Ext. 338