Help speed up evidence gathering by police by voluntarily registering the location of your security camera(s) with Project IRIS
As a member of the Newton Business Improvement Association, we encourage you to participate in the recently announced Project IRIS program (Integrated Resources for Investigation and Safety). This video camera registry initiative is a partnership between the City of Surrey, Surrey RCMP, businesses, and the community and is part of the City’s new Public Safety Strategy.
The voluntary program allows residents and businesses to register the location of their closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in a secure database. In the event of a crime in a particular area, the database would enable City staff to quickly identify a list of nearby cameras that may have captured potentially valuable video evidence. RCMP officers will then contact the registered camera owners to request access to recorded video footage. This helps speed up investigations instead of RCMP officers going door-to-door to request footage. You will only be contacted if there is an incident in your area and you are not obligated to share your camera footage with RCMP.
The registry does not collect any camera footage or provide direct access to the cameras. It simply records the location and contact information of cameras. Businesses and residents that sign up on IRIS can have their contact information removed from the registry at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your footage could help gather evidence for an investigation. All it takes is 5 minutes to register your addresses that have security cameras. It is secure, easy and voluntarily. Play your part in making the community safe for everyone.
REGISTER YOUR CAMERA
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