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Butte County sheriff asks people to register security cameras

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is asking people with security cameras to participate in a voluntary registry to help fight crime.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 6:17 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2019 10:50 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office is asking people with security cameras to participate in a voluntary registry to help fight crime.

"Surveillance [helps] identify suspects, witnesses, and timelines. Even if it captures a car driving by, it can help us piece together where people were or were not at a time," explained Lt. Jake Smith.

Smith assured the public that no private information will be accessed from registered cameras. 

"Any surveillance we ask for would be a request," he said. "It would not be something we have direct access to. Everything would be owned and possessed by the actual homeowner. There's no way to tap [the footage] or retrieve it out of the air."

To register your camera with the Butte County Sheriff's Office, click here. 

To register your camera with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, click here. 

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