Residents and business owners in Union City,
Video surveillance footage has long been a part of police investigations. The technology has advanced to cameras with amazing clarity, night vision, and the ability to easily share and store footage via the cloud. High-quality video surveillance systems are affordable and easy for individuals to install without professional help. Home video surveillance systems are being installed daily throughout the city.
UCPD has teamed up with crimereports.com to offer you the opportunity to register your camera at the crimereports.com website. Registering your camera (or cameras) with crimereports.com's confidential database provides an expedited investigation process for police personnel. Investigating officers will quickly be able to determine if there are any cameras in the area of a crime that may have clues in a case or other evidentiary value. Only officers investigating a crime can access the www.crimereports.com/ database and the UCPD Investigations Unit supervisor must first approve the access.
To register your camera, go to unioncity.org and click on the picture of a smiling Officer Fonseca (Union City Police Department). On the police department’s home page, click “Crime in My Neighborhood” on the left sidebar. Click on the highlighted link: ‘View the latest crime data for Union City”. This will take you to CrimeReports.com for Union City. You will see a map of all crime in Union City that generated police reports for the last few weeks. At the top right corner is the “Register a Camera” link.
Or register your camera by clicking here.
Once you create your account, you can register as many cameras as you would like. I personally only have one of my five cameras registered. You can register a camera in three ways:
- You can register by providing your contact information and we will contact you via email or telephone to request access to your video footage.
- If your camera uses cloud storage, you can register your camera by providing us login credentials to your cloud-based service. You will first need to log into your service and create a separate username/password that you would provide to the PD.
- You can also register a cloud-based camera by advising us to contact you for login credentials.
When you register your camera, provide a brief description of the camera view (Ex. Camera #1 has a view of my entire court). Also, do not register your indoor cameras unless you are a business.
This is a great opportunity for the community to work with the police department in solving crime in our city. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Community Resource Coordinator, Crystal Raine at firstname.lastname@example.org.