Surveillance Camera Registration

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Surveillance CameraDo you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business?  If you do, we'd like to hear from you.  

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime.  Installing video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something we highly value as a police agency serving our community.

The Vacaville Police Department wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Surveillance Camera Registry Program called Citizen’s View. Citizen’s View allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with VPD. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect video evidence and follow up on leads.

Through the program, VPD will be able to directly contact Citizen’s View registrants who are using video in an area in which a crime occurred. Police would ask Citizen’s View registrants 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 that a person of interest was headed. 

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. 
Please read the Online Citizen’s View Policy and Terms of Use
Policy:  Citizen’s View registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration.  Registering your information does not provide VPD with direct access to your camera.  You may delete your Citizen’s View

registration at any time.  An individual’s personal information will be kept confidential by the City unless subject to disclosure by court order.  Your information will be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are investigating a crime in the vicinity of where your camera is located. 

You will only be contacted by the Vacaville Police Department in the future if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera.  Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in the investigation of a crime.  

Terms of Use:  The goal of the Citizen’s View program is to deter crime and promote public safety though collaboration between the Vacaville Police Department and the community we serve.  Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the Vacaville Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.
  2. Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Vacaville and/or the Vacaville Police Department through the Citizen’s View program. 
  3. If necessary, the Vacaville Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided on this site, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage. 

Click here to register your cameras online today!

Click here to download a form to register your cameras!

If you have any questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (707) 449-5432 or citizensview@cityofvacaville.com.  Thank you for partnering with Vacaville Police Department!