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Police seek help from residents' surveillance cameras to battle crime


March 10, 2021

SEAN MORGAN stands beneath a camera that is part of a surveillance system installed at Sweet Home Police Department.

The Sweet Home Police Department is asking residents and business owners throughout Sweet Home to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems with the department as part of a crime-solving program.

As officers investigate criminal incidents, they may be able to use footage gathered from community cameras to help solve crimes through a mapping tool called Civic Eye.

The Civic Eye database provides instant information of nearby cameras to officers investigating crimes.

The program is a new component of the Sweet Home Police Department's crime prevention strategy. It is compl...

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