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Sheriff's Office seeks video surveillance partners with homeowners and businesses

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is launching a new program to link law enforcement officers with the community. "Video is such a key component when it comes to investigating crimes," said Sgt. Mitch Mihalko.

It's called the community video partnership program and will help investigators quickly identify property owners who may have captured video surveillance that could help in solving a crime.

It works through a voluntary registration system. Property owners with cameras that also show public areas such as streets, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. "We're not tapping into anyone's video feed. We can't see what people are doing or what's going on their neighborhood," said Mihalko. Instead, the data base maps where investigators might be able to recordings that could be leads or evidence.The sheriff's office is asking that businesses and property owners register their cameras with them.

Once you have registered your camera, you will only be contacted by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in the event that a crime happens in the vicinity of the camera.

Registration can be completed online and there is also a printable form that can be filled out and mailed back. for more information on the program or to register your camera, click here.  

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