Virtual Block Watch Program
Have you heard of the Virtual Block Watch program? Recently launched by Phoenix Police, it's one of the "contemporary crime prevention and investigation tools that demonstrates the effectiveness of partnerships between police and the community". As described by Sgt. Vincent Lewis on episode 8 of our podcast, it's pin map of locations around our city that lets officers know there are security cameras operating in that area. The goal is to reduce the amount of time between the commission of a crime and identification and arrest of a suspect in that crime.
So how can you be a part of it? It's easy. Simply register here and fill out simple information such as your name, address, types and amounts of cameras and contact information. After registering someone from Phoenix Police will contact you to verify the information and you will also receive a window decal to display in your home or business. From that point on, Phoenix Police will only contact you in the event of criminal activity in the vicinity of your security camera. They may request a copy of video from your camera that could assist in solving the crime.
Surveillance footage has become an important and compelling witness in our modern age. They are a valuable resource to fight crime and if you have a camera you can be of assistance. If you have surveillance cameras at your home or business sign up for this program today and you can help fight crime in Phoenix!
Find out more about the Virtual Block Watch program here.