The Salem Police Department Surveillance Camera Registration and Mapping program provides an opportunity for residents and business owners to help officers solve local crimes with the help of exterior video surveillance cameras. With the popular use of surveillance systems in communities across the U.S., video evidence has frequently helped officers develop leads and bring investigations to conclusion.
Participation in the program is voluntary.
How it works
Using the geographic location of registered cameras, Salem Police officers will be able to directly contact a registrant to determine if they have helpful recordings should a crime occur in the vicinity of the registered surveillance system.
To register your exterior video security system, please
complete the online form or
download the registration form and return it in person or by standard mail the Salem Police Crime Analysis Unit.
Working with the Salem community to deter crime and promote public safety is the goal of the program. Accordingly, all camera registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:
Registration is voluntary.
Registrant information will be used by the Salem Police Department only for official purposes.
The Salem Police Department may ask a registrant to check their recordings for a specific date and time should investigators determine the potential for video evidence in the vicinity of a registrant’s surveillance system.
Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the Salem Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.
Under no circumstances will registrants construe they are acting as an agent or employee of the City of Salem or the Salem Police Department.
Under no circumstances will the Salem Police Department utilize any information obtained to access or view live recordings or feeds directly from cameras owned by registrants.
If you wish to withdraw from the program, please contact the Salem Police Crime Analysis Unit at your earliest convenience.