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Saint John Police Force I-Watch Program

Wed September 9, 2020

As technology continues to play an increasing role in public safety, the Saint John Police Force invites the public to take part in its I-Watch Program. “The concept is quite simple,” says SJPF Chief Steph Drolet. “If your home or business is equipped with external surveillance cameras, we invite you to register them on a map-able database with the SJPF,” adds Drolet.

Should a crime take place in the vicinity of a registered camera, officers can contact the owner and request a copy of video footage. The I-Watch Registry will assist officers investigating a crime as they can access the video, which will hopefully assist in solving crime more quickly and efficiently.  

“It is important to keep in mind that at no time is the Saint John Police Force requesting direct electronic access to your security or computer systems. The footage provided by the public is done on a voluntary basis and would only be requested should a crime occur near the location of a registered camera,” says Chief Drolet.

“This is another important piece of keeping our community and neighborhoods safe and I want to thank the citizens and business owners who currently take part in the I-Watch Program for helping the SJPF to make a difference,” adds Chief Drolet.

To register for the I-Watch Program, you can go to the link below to find more information:

https://www.saintjohn.ca/en/home/cityhall/protectiveservices/police/services/crimeprevention/howdoiprotectmyself/iwatchprogramregistration.aspx

Jim Hennessy
Manager of Communications/Public Information
Saint John Police Force
saintjohn.ca
1-506-632-6138