A Community Surveillance-Sharing Program
The Thornton Police Department, in an on-going partnership with
Businesses, is announcing a
voluntary program to register their address as a location that operates a video surveillance system like RING, Nest, etc. The registry allows for police officers to readily identify known locations throughout Thornton that have video surveillance systems that could potentially aid police with criminal investigations. These investigations frequently involve time-intensive neighborhood canvasses, all in an effort to locate a surveillance camera that may have captured evidence related to a crime. Knowing ahead of time where cameras are located greatly speeds up investigations and apprehension of suspects.
DOES NOT ALLOW police to access, watch, or monitor your surveillance system without your permission. The program is simply a registry to let the Thornton Police Department know that you have a surveillance system, and are willing to team up with police. In the case of a crime in your area, you would be contacted from the registry in hopes of obtaining video evidence of the crime. By registering your camera, it is not only a deterrent of crime, but assists the department in its overall crime prevention strategy in your neighborhood. Please know that your participation in the program is kept anonymous and police alone will have access to the registry. By collaborating with the Thornton Police Department in this effort, you protect yourself, your family and your property.
The Thornton Police Department’s Vision Statement
The Vision of the Thornton Police Department is to be recognized as the standard of excellence in law enforcement. We will accomplish this by leading in technological innovation, personnel development, data driven decision making, collaborative partnerships and providing proactive police service to our community.
The goal of the Community Surveillance Program, is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Thornton Police department and its residents.
All Community Surveillance-Sharing Program registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:
If necessary, the Thornton Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided on this site, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage, if captured.
Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the city of Thornton and/or the Thornton Police Department through the Community Surveillance-Sharing Program.
If you elect to inform us that you have video surveillance, it will allow officers to contact you should a crime occur in or near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask that you let us know by filling out our registration form by clicking the button below.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Thornton Police Department Community Relations Officer at 720-977-5000.