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Central Alberta RCMP detachments launch security camera registry

Several central Alberta RCMP detachments have launched a new security camera registry.

Detachments in Sylvan Lake, Innisfail, Rimbey, Blackfalds and Rocky Mountain House announced the launch the voluntary registry, Community Assisted Policing Through the Use of Recorded Evidence (CAPTURE), on Thursday.

The registry will record the location of security cameras owned by businesses and residents in these communities to assist in police investigations.

“Property crime has been identified as a policing priority in our rural communities,” said Staff Sgt. Carl Dinsdale, Rocky Mountain House RCMP detachment commander.

“CAPTURE gives our members another tool to assist in their investigations, which may lead to an increase in solving these crimes and charging the individuals responsible.”

Only the location of a camera and contact information are recorded on the secure site. Registering a camera does not give police access to cameras or the footage. If an incident happens, RCMP can view the list of camera locations, and contact the registered camera owners to make a request for an image or footage.

To register a camera and to learn more, visit www.crimecapture.ca.

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