CAMSafe is a CCTV and security video registry aimed at keeping our community safe and assisting police solve crime.
Think of it like Neighbourhood Watch 2.0.
The program is set up to be a registry of anyone who owns security cameras, CCTV systems or doorbell cams in the province of Ontario. Only police have access to the database of registrants. Camsafe only requests basic contact information and camera locations – nothing else. No account information or specifics required. And you can change or delete your information at any time.
All this program is aimed at doing is providing a starting point for police officers to find video footage to assist an investigation.
For example, if there was a break and enter to a home on a city street, the investigating officer can log onto Camsafe and much like Google Maps, geofence an area and see if there are anyone who has registered a camera in the area. From that point, the officer – using the contact information provided – would request the footage from the owner.
Click HERE to learn more about the program and register your address and camera views so police will know to contact you if your cameras may have recorded evidence of a crime nearby.
Thanks to Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment Commander Todd Pittman for championing this initiative in our area. Proudly supported by your Midland Police Service Board.~ Bill Gordon, Mayor and Deputy Chair Midland Police Service Board