Canyon Lake Camera Program
About Canyon Lake Camera Program
The Security Advisory Committee, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and City of Canyon Lake have collaborated to create this program that allows community residents with surveillance systems to voluntarily add themselves to a list that may be referred to if a criminal incident occurred nearby.
How does it work?
Many residents and property owners own and operate personal surveillance systems, including simple doorbell cameras. As crimes occur nearby, they may not be aware, but their system may have captured helpful information that could help solve the crime and keep our community safe. By signing up below for this program, when these criminal incidents occur, you may be contacted by law enforcement to help solve the crime by providing video footage that your system may have captured. Your information/footage may assist in apprehending and prosecuting the criminals involved.
After signing up for this program, you would only be contacted to request permission to view your camera footage if there is a criminal incident near your security camera. You are NOT giving the Canyon Lake POA, law enforcement, or City of Canyon Lake access to your system or footage, but instead agreeing to be contacted if you have a camera that may have been in the vicinity of a criminal incident. Your participation in providing any camera footage is strictly VOLUNTARY. Information provided to the Canyon Lake POA regarding your camera systems will be for official use only. Your personal information will remain confidential and will not be distributed.
What are the benefits of registering your camera?
Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects caught in the act of committing a crime. While many own and operate personal surveillance systems that could aid in solving crimes, law enforcement officials are not always aware of who may have this potentially vital information. By signing up for this program, you are added to a list that may be quickly referenced by law enforcement to identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. This program is either being implemented or already implemented in many cities across the country to help identify potential individuals involved in crimes/vandalism and in our case potentially save the community money.