BPD solving more crime with private surveillance cameras

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 18:45:57-04

Buffalo Police say they're solving more crime with private surveillance cameras than ever before, and it's all because of the City's Safe Cam program.

The Safe Cam program launched in 2015, to provide police another way to solve crime in the city. How it works is private homes and businesses register their cameras here

This does not give Buffalo Police access to your camera, but it lets them plot where cameras are in case of an emergency.

"In almost all of our major incidents in the city, there is some video surveillance component to it," said Captain Jeff Rinaldo of the Buffalo Police Department.

It's all to solve crime in the city. We wanted to check in and see how the program has been working since its inception. BPD says about 500 private and business cameras have been registered.

"A lot of times detectives will notice the existence of a camera, this lets us get the leg work out of the way," Rinaldo said.


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