Sheriff asks to partner with residents with surveillance cameras to help solve crimes

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Surveillance cameras are effective law-enforcement tools.


As security cameras have become more prevalent at businesses and residences, they are an increasingly helpful tool for law enforcement."

TheVentura County Sheriff’s Office has established a secure database to log information about who has surveillance systems, so when a crime occurs, authorities can quickly search the database and determine where cameras are located so these camera owners can be contacted to help solve a crime, according to a sheriff's agency press release.

In the press release, the public is asked: "If you would like to register your video surveillance information and allow authorities to contact you, should a crime occur in/or near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask that you" contact the Ojai Police Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; phone:805-646-1414.

"Please include your homeowner or business name, address, primary contact information, phone number and email address."

The registration is available to Ojai Valley and other cities and the unincorporated areas of the county with police services provided by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. 

According to the press release: "The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is committed to our ongoing partnership with residents and business owners in preventing and solving crime.  As technology has improved, video surveillance has become one of the best methods for identifying, apprehending and convicting criminals.  

"Utilizing the surveillance systems that many residents and business owners currently operate at their homes and/or businesses is a great example of how the community and law enforcement can further partner in an effort to keep our neighborhoods safer. As crimes occur nearby, residents and business owners may not always be aware that their surveillance system may have captured information that could help solve the crime.  In turn, law enforcement is not always aware who may have this potentially vital information." 



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