Video cameras are increasingly being used in both residential and commercial properties to prevent crime. As such, video surveillance has become extremely helpful in solving crimes, identifying perpetrators, and serving as valuable court evidence.

Police investigations frequently involve officers and/or detectives canvassing neighborhoods looking for cameras.
Knowing ahead of time where cameras are located greatly speeds investigations by allowing officers and/or detectives to prioritize where to begin looking for evidence. Many times the best available video evidence isn’t of the crime itself, but of pathways and streets leading into and out of the scene.

In an effort to continue our commitment to providing excellent police services, the Lakewood Police Department is forming a community partnership that all residents and businesses that have cameras on their property can register with the police department.

Participation in this partnership is entirely voluntary. All registered information will be kept confidential and will only be viewed by authorized Lakewood Police Department personnel. We are not asking and will not monitor your cameras.

This is strictly to be used as an investigative tool to aid officers and detectives.

If you want to participate in this partnership with the Lakewood Police Department, please complete the online form here: