The ‘Capture Program’ is a new way for people with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) set up on their properties and/or businesses to register them with the RCMP. During an investigation, police will canvas neighborhoods for witnesses and CCTV footage.
“All we are doing is asking you to register your cameras and provide some information (name and phone number) so we know where your cameras are at. The idea being that if we have a crime happen near your video cameras we can look at the system and can show us who has video cameras so we can phone you to see if you can check your cameras for us,” explains Staff Sgt. Robert Harms. “This does not give us the ability to tap into your cameras and look at your footage. There’s no privacy issues or invasion issues or anything like that.”
The Capture Program is completely voluntary and one hundred percent confidential. The RCMP will not be able to access or use any CCTV footage without the permission of the owner.
To register your cameras go to ruralalbertacapture.ca and create an account.