City Message: Community Watch Security Camera Registry Program

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The Beaverton Police Department (BPD) is expanding the neighborhood watch concept with a new Community Watch Security Camera Registry Program. You can help fight crime, identify suspects, and solve cases by voluntarily registering the location of your residential or business security camera.

How does it work?

When you register your business or residential camera, the location will be posted to an internal map that will serve as a resource to officers when investigating criminal activity. Officers or detectives may contact the owner or property manager entered into the registry to request video evidence to help with an investigation.

Is this a mandatory program?01 camera program

No. Registering the location of privately-owned security cameras and providing contact information is voluntary.

Will officers have access to live video?

Not unless the owner or property manager grants permission.

Does the BPD currently use recorded video surveillance for investigations?

Yes. The BPD partners with many businesses and retail stores to obtain surveillance footage to investigate criminal activity and solve crime.

Where can I get more information?

To learn more about the program, or to register the location of your security camera, visit or call the Community Services Division at 503-526-2516.