YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is asking residents and businesses to help solve crime by voluntarily registering their privately-owned surveillance camera systems.
Many citizens have security systems, such as “Ring” or “Nest,” that may have captured something that would be helpful to a nearby investigation — but deputies say there are many cases where they don’t know that footage exists.
So, they’re asking citizens to register their camera systems with them in order to create a “two-way street” of communication.
The Sheriff’s Office says they will not monitor or control any registered cameras and they will keep the information confidential.
They will only contact a resident or business with a registered camera if there is a criminal incident that happened nearby.
Registration is free and you can request that your information be deleted at any time.
Deputies are also reminding citizens they can always send tips and information through their tip line at 757-890-4999, through the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or through their app.