MORNINGTON police have renewed calls for residents to provide details of their security cameras so they can be used to investigate crimes.
Residents with cameras covering driveways, front yards, streets, rear laneways – and even doorbells that activate when pressed – are being asked to allow police to add their details to a secure database.
Senior Sergeant Paul Edwards said a strong victim-centric focus on policing meant they could “leverage off the cameras to improve our response, add to our crime prevention options and assist in solving crime on the Mornington Peninsula”. (“Police focusing on crime” The News 29/3/21.)
“By working with our community and building sustainable relationships to enhance our ability to solve and prevent crime, we can reduce harm to the community,” he said.
Senior Sergeant Edwards said details of where the private CCTV cameras were would not be publicly available.
“When a crime occurs, police can refer to the database to see if there is any CCTV in and around the location of the offence,” he said.
Senior Sergeant Edwards said all police needed was a resident’s name, address, contact number, camera location and how long footage is stored.
Residents willing to participate can call Mornington police on 5970 4900 or email: email@example.com