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OPP urges businesses, residents to take part in SCRAM program

Police looking for people to sign onto Security Camera Registry and Mapping program
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Police often canvass neighbourhoods or businesses for security camera footage that may have captured images of suspects or criminal activity.

These canvasses are time consuming and can be ineffective at locating cameras that have captured an incident. Members of the Nottawasaga detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are working together with local residents and businesses to assist in crime prevention.

The SCRAM (Security Camera Registry and Mapping) program allows residents and businesses to voluntarily register their security camera with the police. Identified addresses are mapped on a database of surveillance camera locations for police officers to quickly and effectively direct resources when investigating criminal offences in neighbourhoods.

The map is not made available publicly and police cannot view the video remotely. The registry only identifies addresses on the database of surveillance camera locations for officers to quickly and effectively direct resources during criminal investigations.

If you would like more information on the program or would like to voluntarily register a camera, please email [email protected]. Please provide the following information:

  • Business name
  • Address
  • Contact name and information, including phone number and email
  • Camera information (description of camera location[s], exterior facing, what they capture)

“We certainly appreciate our community members assisting us with our dedication to public safety. The SCRAM program is an invaluable tool for police officers to reference to help expedite investigations, recover stolen property, make an arrest and/or solve a case.” — Insp. Steve Ridout, Nottawasaga detachment commander