Sep 05, 2018

Video Surveillance Registration Program Form

The Mount Holly Video Surveillance Equipment Registration Program allows residents and business owners within City limits to register the locations of their video surveillance systems. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect video evidence and follow up on leads.

Our Policy
Registration is voluntary, and there is no cost associated with registration.
Registering your system does not provide MHPD with direct access to a surveillance system or cameras.
Registrants may ask to edit or delete their system registration at any time. To do so, contact mary.smith@mtholly.us or call (704) 827 – 4343.
An individual's personal information will be kept confidential by the City unless subject to disclosure by court order.
If necessary, information will be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are investigating a crime in the vicinity of where the camera is located.
Registrants will only be contacted by the Mount Holly Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of the security camera.

Terms of Use
The goal of this program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Mount Holly Police Department and our community. Accordingly, by registering my camera system, I am indicating my agreement to the following terms:
· My information will be kept confidential by the MHPD unless subject to disclosure by law or court order.
· Under no circumstances are registrants acting as an agent or employee of the MHPD or the City of Mount Holly through their participation in this program.
· This program does not and cannot provide action surveillance of your property and is not to be construed as a promise or obligation to provide any level of safety or security to your property.
· If necessary, the Mount Holly Police Department will contact me directly, using the information I provided on this form, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage.

The Mount Holly Police Department thanks you for voluntarily providing private security camera details.
Please return the completed form by mail, by fax, by email to mary.smith@mtholly.us, or by dropping it off at the Police Department (400 E. Central Ave., Mount Holly, NC 28120) during normal business hours.


Program Frequently Asked Questions

How does the program work?
Many residents and business owners operate surveillance systems at their homes and/or businesses that record public areas. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their camera system may have captured information that could help solve a crime. Likewise, law enforcement is not always aware of who may have this potentially helpful information.
The Mount Holly Police Department is asking residents and business owners to register their privately-owned surveillance camera systems, on a voluntary basis. As our agency responds to criminal incidents within our service area, we may be able to use the security camera footage to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved. There is no fee to register, and your information will be kept confidential.
This is not an active surveillance program being operated by our department, and our department will not have direct access to any of the registered private camera systems. The completed registration information will be housed in a secure network and your information will be kept confidential.

What are the benefits of registering my camera system?
The video surveillance registration program will help our personnel quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you will only be contacted by the MHPD if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera system. Our officers, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in an investigation. By registering your system with its exterior cameras, you can help make our community an undesirable place for criminals to commit crime and to keep your neighborhood safe.

What kind of information is on the registration form?
Two versions of the same form are available: one paper form (available by printing off the MHPD website or by picking up a hard copy in the lobby) or online form. On both versions, you'll be asked to provide contact information as well as basic information about the location and recording of your cameras. On the online form, you may click on multiple boxes for the areas recorded, and you may provide any additional information in the box provided. You can unsubscribe from the program at any time. We ask that if you have more than one location you would like to register please submit separate forms for each unique address. After completing the form please follow the directions listed on the bottom of the form.

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