(Press Release) The Marshall Police Department (MPD) is asking for the public to help fight crime by taking part in the Marshall Police Video Registration Program.
The video registration program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register the fact they have installed video surveillance systems at their home or business.
When there have been serious crimes in the past, officers have had to go door-to-door in the area asking about camera systems. Through the Marshall Police Video Registration Program, detectives will now be able to quickly determine where those systems are located and contact the homeowner or business representative to ask them to review their video. If the owner finds something believed to be of value on their recording, they can contact MPD to have the detective return to look at it.
Video registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. Participants in the program can retract their registration at any time. An individual’s personal information will be kept confidential by MPD, subject to disclosure per court order. People who register their cameras with the Police Department will only be contacted if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of their video surveillance system. If necessary, MPD officers may request a copy of any video captured by a participant’s camera. Registering a camera does not provide MPD with direct access to view video captured on the system.
Camera systems can be registered online at marshallpd.com or, those wishing to participate can fill out a form at the Marshall Police Department.