Hopkinton Chamber Endorses HPD Initiative: Hopkinton Business Camera Registry

By contributor,

The Hopkinton Police Department is seeking your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Hopkinton Business Camera Registry (HBCR). Crime prevention is a cooperative effort between those we serve and our agency. In furtherance of the concept of community partnerships, the Hopkinton Police Department is requesting businesses and organizations that have security cameras in place on their property to complete a short registration form.

When a crime occurs, we 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. Police would ask HBCR participants 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 traveled.

Registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. Registering your camera location does not provide the Hopkinton Police Department with direct access to your camera. You may delete your registration at any time by notifying [email protected]. An individual's personal information will be kept confidential by the Hopkinton Police Department 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 Hopkinton 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.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Sgt. Scott van Raalten & Officer John Corridan