Security Camera List
Hilliard Division of Police is asking residents and business owners to help prevent and solve crimes by adding their security cameras to a confidential list the division can refer to when performing investigations.
If an incident occurs in a neighborhood, police can quickly check with residents and businesses to see if their cameras may have recorded information that could help in an investigation.
“This list is totally private,” said City Director of Safety Services Jim Mosic. “No one will have access to any recorded information without the owner’s permission. This voluntary sign-up simply lets police know if owners of nearby cameras are willing to help Hilliard Police keep this community safe.”
Anyone who includes their camera can remove themselves from the list at any time.
Devices might include doorbell, exterior and interior cameras that would potentially capture images of a person or vehicle outside.
“When an incident occurs now, police officers often go door-to-door to seek any cameras in the area,” Mosic said. “This time-consuming process can delay an arrest. Adding a camera to our confidential list allows HPD to see who has told us they have cameras in the area and if they are willing to help us quickly move forward with our investigation.”