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Security Camera Registry

Use the Berkeley Police Department's Security Camera Registry to help us know you have a security camera and you're willing to voluntarily share footage if we're investigating a crime.

While private security video systems may deter crime, they also serve to capture valuable evidence of which can be used to identify and apprehend suspects who have been recorded in the commission of their crime. Many residents and business owners currently operate security systems which could aid in criminal investigations, and we have had great success from community members who have supported investigations by providing us with footage from their security systems.  

By registering your camera with the Department, you would enable officers to quickly identify cameras that could potentially aid in the apprehension of the suspect(s) responsible for the crime under investigation. This saves officers valuable time which they would otherwise spend going door-to-door attempting to locate security footage that could help identify a suspect. 

Registering your security camera information simply lets us know that you may be willing to share your camera’s footage. Registering does not provide the Berkeley Police Department with direct access to your camera. Registration is completely voluntary and free of charge. Your personal information will be kept confidential by the Police Department and will only be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are conducting an investigation. Registration may be withdrawn at any time.

The process for registering your camera is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete.  You will be asked to provide basic information on where your camera(s) are located.  Once you have completed the registration process, a member of the Berkeley Police Department will follow up with you to confirm your registration.

The Berkeley Police Department is committed to fostering strong community-police relationships in order to prevent and reduce crime.

We invite our community to register your security camera as part of our effort to safeguard Berkeley.  


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