Community Camera Registry

The goal of the Community Camera Registry (CCR) is to partner with citizens in our city to quickly identify locations of recording devices in areas where a crime has occurred. By receiving video or images sooner, this will assist us by reducing the time it takes to track down, identify and prosecute offenders. 


Community Cameras Hold The Keys to Solving Many Crimes

Many homeowners and businesses have video doorbells and camera systems that capture footage of activities adjacent to a property. This footage might prove useful to police when investigating a nearby incident, such as the theft of items from a parked car or a burglary at a neighbor’s home. The Community Camera Registry is an opt-in program that allows residents and business owners to register the locations of those video surveillance systems with the Southaven Police Department.  

How Does It Work?

Having this registry would allow us to quickly reach out to registrants so they can check their video surveillance systems for recordings of specific times and dates in areas where a crime occurred.  Then residents or business owners who choose to provide video, can make arrangements for Southaven Police Department to retrieve footage.

The registration process is short and simple, providing us with your contact information, address and basic information about camera locations. Southaven Police Department does not have access to your camera feeds, you will retain full control of any recordings and you are under no obligation to provide any images or video footage to us. 

Help Make Our Community Safer

The Southaven Police Department encourages residents and businesses with video doorbells and surveillance cameras to take an active role in the safety of their neighborhoods by registering with our Community Camera Registry.

All CCR registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • Participation is completely voluntary and registrants are not obligated to provide footage.
  • Any footage containing or related to criminal activity provided by a registrant to the Southaven Police Department may be used as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.
  • Registrant information and video will be reserved for official use by the Southaven Police Department and will not be released to any member of the general public or press without prior consent or as required by law.
  • The Southaven Police Department will contact a registrant directly through contact information provided to request any necessary/needed video surveillance footage.
  • Registrants will not be considered an agent and/or employee of the Southaven Police Department through participation in the CCR program.
  • The Southaven Police Department will at no time have direct access to any video surveillance footage or feeds owned by any registrants.
  • Registrant grants the City of Southaven through its Police Department an irrevocable license to use any       video surveillance footage or feeds obtained through the CCR for law enforcement and governmental purposes.

Click here to proceed to registration.