Do you have a surveillance camera at your home or business? If so, the Rosemount Police Department would like to invite you to register your camera in a voluntary database to help keep your neighborhood safe. Security cameras can be a great tool when solving crimes, but police are not always aware of who has this potentially vital information to help in an investigation.
Q: Does this program give Rosemount PD access to my security camera?
A: No. The SafeCam program is completely voluntary and does NOT provide the department with access to your security camera. The database will simply create a map of security cameras so that the police department can contact you if there is a criminal incident that occurs in the vicinity of your camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera that could assist in the investigation of a crime. Opting in to the SafeCam program does not give Rosemount Police access to video footage until permission is granted by the home or business owner at the time of the incident.
Q: What type of video camera can be registered?
A: Any type of video surveillance camera is important; video doorbells, wireless video camera systems, and home security cameras are just some of the common types. When registering for the SafeCam program, you will be asked to provide the address and basic characteristics of the camera, not the brand or serial number.
Q: Is the SafeCam map available to the public?
A: No. The SafeCam map is confidential to law enforcement and will not be disseminated. Personal information will remain confidential and will not be distributed except as required by law or court order. Any video recording provided to the RPD pursuant to the Camera Mapping Program shall be subject to the Minnesota Data Practices Act. Participants may opt out of the program at any time by calling the Rosemount Police Department at 651-423-4491.