Security Camera Registration
Help Fight Crime with the Sheriff's Camera Registration Program
The Lake County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) wants your help in fighting crime. The Camera Registration Program allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Sheriff's Office. When a crime occurs, Deputies will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help deputies collect video evidence and follow up on leads.
Through the program, LCSO will be able to directly contact participants who are using video in an area in which a crime occurred. Deputies would ask participants to check their video surveillance system for a specific date and time for video that may show activity involved with a crime, such as a getaway car or the direction a person of interest was headed. If any video evidence is found, the resident or business owner can make arrangements with Deputies for video retrieval.
Please answer the questions on our Online Camera Registration Form to register your surveillance camera with the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Registration in this program is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. Registering your information does not provide LCSO with direct access to your security system camera. You may remove or make changes to your registration at any time by emailing us. You will only be contacted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office in the future if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Sheriff's personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in the investigation of a crime.
The goal of the program is to both deter and solve crime, while ensuring public safety. This will be accomplished collaboratively between the Lake County Sheriff's Office and the communities we serve. Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:
- Your participation in this program is voluntary and you may discontinue your participation at any time by emailing us.
- By participating in the program, you are not acting as an agent and/or employee of the County of Lake and/or the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
- You shall maintain your own security system camera at your own expense.
- Lake County Sheriff's Office shall not be responsible for the maintenance
- Except as otherwise provided in this policy, Lake County Sheriff's Office shall not have access to your security camera system.
- If a criminal incident occurs in the vicinity of your security camera, Lake County Sheriff's Office may contact you to review the security camera to see if your security camera provides any information regarding the criminal incident.
- If there is information relevant to the criminal incident on the security camera, Lake County Sheriff's Office will request a copy of the relevant information. By participating in the program, you are indicating a willingness to voluntarily share the relevant video footage. You are not obligated to provide relevant video footage upon request by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
- You are not obligated to keep your security system on at all times or to repair malfunctions.