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Participate in Digital Neighborhood Watch

Register your home surveillance system and fight crime
Post Date:10/07/2019 12:00 PM

Pflugerville Police Department partners with residents who own a home surveillance camera system to help solve crimes and keep their community safe. 

The public is invited to register online for Pflugerville’s Digital Neighborhood Watch program to notify police that they have an exterior-facing surveillance camera. Participation in the voluntary program does not grant the Police Department direct remote access to any cameras on private property, but instead residents may voluntarily add their name to a list to be kept on file so the department knows who to contact if a crime does take place in an area to see if footage is available. digital neighborhood watch_sm

The database of homeowners with surveillance cameras accessible to detectives and patrol can save officers time because it provides a resource to obtain footage. PPD has used surveillance footage to make several identifications and arrests. The footage can aid in the investigation of package thefts, burglaries of vehicles and homes, criminal mischief, evading suspects and more. 

After registering their camera, residents will only be contacted by the department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of their security camera. At that time, police may request to view the camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. Officers will not have any direct access to participant surveillance systems or private home cameras. 

To register your address in the Digital Neighborhood Watch Program, please visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/police.