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The Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) is reaching out to residents and businesses with surveillance camera(s) on their property. SCPD would like to create a database to catalog the surveillance cameras in our community. As crimes occur, SCPD can reach out to residents and/or businesses in the area to see if their system has captured this vital information that may help solve the crime.

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught committing a crime. If you are interested in participating in this community-police partnership, please register here.

There is no fee to participate in this program. All information will be kept confidential and will only be viewed by SCPD personnel. Participation is completely voluntary.

If you are considering purchasing a video surveillance system, please consider the following:

  • The higher the resolution of the video the better results that will be yielded;
  • A minimum of 30-days storage of information is recommended;
  • Camera(s) should face entrance and exit points; and,
  • Camera(s) should be located on private property only.

 For more information, contact Community Services Officer Rachel Thomas at 408-615-4876 or

Last updated: 12/17/2014 2:59:41 PM