Edmonds police asking residents to register home security cameras to help solve crimes

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EDMONDS, Wash. — The Edmonds Police Department is asking residents to register their home surveillance cameras with the department in order to aid officers in solving crimes.

Registering cameras allows police to put that information on a list of private camera system owners that the detective unit can reference when investigating crimes in that neighborhood. Officers may reach out and request recorded video.

Through an online form residents provide their name, address, contact information, angles that the camera can capture and how long the camera retains video.

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The department said it will not contact residents during unusual hours unless a very serious crime occurred and there is an issue of public safety. Learn more here.

Renton police implemented a similar program - read Amy Clancy's reporting here.

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