Community Cam Program AND Neighbors App by Ring
HAVE A SECURITY CAMERA ON YOUR PROPERTY?
Sign up for Community Cam.
What is Community Cam?
It is a new crime fighting tool that citizens and businesses within the City of Takoma Park can use to register their private video surveillance systems to assist the police department in solving crime and crime prevention.
What is the cost of the program?
The Community Cam program is free.
How does it work?
Simply go to the website http://communitycam.takomaparkmd.gov/ and register your camera system and you will only be contacted by the police department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. The program is voluntary and you can exit the program at any time.
What is the benefit of the program?
The program helps the police department and the community work together in a partnership to prevent and solve crimes in Takoma Park. The program assists investigators with a streamlined method of locating possible video evidence.
Does the Police Department store my video?
The police department does not store or have access to your video footage without your permission. If criminal activity occurs within the area of your video system the police department will ask to view your footage in an effort to solve and prevent crimes. The police department does not have direct access to your system unless that permission is given (see website for further information)
We have Partnered with Ring and Joined Neighbors!
Takoma Park Police joined Neighbors! While this app will not be monitored by law enforcement 24/7, Takoma Park Police can now view, post and respond to crime and safety related information posted on the Neighbors App. Takoma Park Police can also submit video requests to help with active investigations in your area. You do not need Ring devices to participate; anyone with any camera system can upload to the Neighbors App. We are encouraging each and every one of you to spread the word out to the community about the Neighbors App. By working together, we can all make Takoma Park a safer community! If you see something share something and report it to the Takoma Park Police 301-270-1100. Please remember for emergency situations, always call 911.