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Community And Police Team Up to Record Evidence
The Leawood Police Department plans to enhance public safety in our community with the implementation of a new program called C.A.P.T.U.R.E. (Community And Police Team Up to
Record Evidence). Residents and businesses are being asked to voluntarily register exterior surveillance cameras with the police department for the purpose of deterring crime and assisting in our overall crime fighting strategy.
How Does the Program Work?
Many residents and business owners operate surveillance systems at their homes and/or businesses that record public areas. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their camera system may have captured information that could help solve the crime. Likewise, the police are not always aware of who may have this potentially helpful information.
The Leawood Police Department is asking residents and business owners to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As our department responds to criminal incidents in Leawood, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from exterior security cameras in the area to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved. There is no fee required to register your camera system.
Are There Privacy and Security Concerns?
This is not an active surveillance program being operated by the police, and the police will have no direct access to any of the registered private camera systems. The completed registration information will be housed in a secure database, and your information will be kept confidential.
What are the Benefits of Registering Your Camera System?
The C.A.P.T.U.R.E. program will help the police department quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera you will only be contacted by the Leawood Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera system. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. By registering your system with its exterior cameras, you can help make Leawood an undesirable place for criminals to commit crime and keep your entire community safe.
How to Register:
If your residence or business has a security camera system that records public areas, you can access the online registration form here. If you have any questions about registering your system you may contact Officer Christina Farquhar at 913-663-9370 or 913-642-5555 (ext. 327). Thank you for your consideration to assist fighting crime in Leawood, and to potentially aid in the capture of criminal suspects, by being a part of the C.A.P.T.U.R.E. program.
Chief of Police
City of Leawood