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Make Your Private Security Camera a Crime Fighting Tool!
The Blaine Police Department wants to partner with residents and business owners who have video surveillance on the exterior of their homes or business. You might have a multi-camera system or a simple doorbell camera at your front door. No mater your level of surveillance your participation in this program will help the police department in the event of a crime in your area.
If you choose to participate, start by registering your camera system with the police department at blainemn.gov/camera. Participation is voluntary and you can end your participation at any time. Your information will be kept confidential, secure, and only accessible to police personnel. If a crime occurs in your area, officers and/or detectives may contact you to ask if you have footage of the incident. The Blaine Police Department will not have a direct link or connection to any private alarm or camera system.
The primary goal is to include residents and businesses and give them an opportunity to assist the Blaine Police Department in deterring crime, catching criminals and promoting public safety. By sharing your security footage with us, you may help us in catching a criminal quicker. As a part of the Community Connect program, we will provide you with a window sticker that identifies you as a camera registration member.
If a crime occurs nearby, and officers are investigating, we may contact you
to ask for your permission to look at your video footage.
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By typing my name in this form I certify that I am voluntarily signing up for the community crime prevention program known as Community Connect through the Blaine Police Department. If I am choosing to also sign up for the Community Camera program, I realize the police department will not be using my camera for active police surveillance and officers will not have direct access to my camera. I realize if crimes occur near my address, I may be contacted by police to see if I voluntarily consent to providing my camera footage to assist in an investigation. I understand my name and address information will be maintained in a secure database as a part of the program, which is classified as non-public or confidential information. I may ask to be removed from Community Connect and/or the Community Camera program at any time, and have my information removed from the database.
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