Covington Police Department Develops Community Surveillance Program, Continues Efforts to Increase Neighborhood Safety

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COVINGTON, KY – The Covington Police Department is asking its residents and businesses to join the Community Surveillance Program, in its ongoing efforts to increase safety throughout Covington.

Many residents and business owners have video surveillance systems operating at their property location. Often surveillance system owners are not aware that their system may have recorded a crime that occurred near their property.

In turn, the police are not always aware these recordings exist, which may be vital to solving a criminal investigation.

The Covington Police Department is encouraging those who own a video surveillance system to register the location and system capabilities to its Community Surveillance Program.

Upon registering, participant information will be uploaded to a database used to catalog the video surveillance systems in the community.

Participants will only be contacted by the Covington Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of their location.

There is no fee to participate in this voluntary program. All information will be kept confidential and will be for official use only. Personal information will remain confidential and will not be distributed except as required by law or court order. 

For those interested in participating in this community-police partnership and in keeping Covington neighborhoods safe, please click here to register.