The Woodland Police Department is working with businesses and residents to compile a list of privately owned security cameras in an effort to enhance crime prevention and public safety.
The Security Camera Registry and Mapping Program, or SCRAM, offers people with security cameras an opportunity to participate in a voluntary registry. Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime, police said.
Using the geographic locations of the registered cameras, the Police Department will be able to directly contact businesses and residents in the area where a crime occurred. The department may ask them to check their video surveillance system for a specific date and time for video that may have recorded a suspect, getaway car or crime. If video evidence is found, they can contact the Police Department’s SCRAM Program to make arrangement for retrieval, according to a Police Department news release.