The Saint John Police Force is pleased to
announce our newest crime prevention program called iWatch. This program
invites residents/businesses with external surveillance cameras to register
their cameras on a mappable database with the Saint John Police Force.
Should a crime occur in the vicinity of a
registered camera, the police may contact the owner and request a copy of the
video footage. The iWatch registry will assist in reducing time and resources
spent on canvassing for information each time a crime occurs.
To register, simply go to our website and fill
out the registration form with the following information.
- Your name/contact information
- Civic address where the camera is located
- Details of system (make/model, player software, file format, retention period, area covered)
There is no cost associated with registration and information provided is confidential. Similar programs are currently operating across Canada and the U.S. The video footage provided by citizens has not only helped solve crimes, but also assists in the investigation of missing persons and other public safety concerns.
REGISTER TODAY TO BECOME A PART OF THE SAINT JOHN POLICE FORCE’S iWATCH COMMUNITY!
This is only a registry and at no time are we requesting direct electronic access to your security system or computer systems. The footage provided by citizens is done so on a voluntary basis and would only be requested should a crime occur near the location of a registered camera.