Security Camera Registration Program
The Lombard Police Department invites the community to take part in the Security Camera Registration Program. This program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register the locations of their outdoor security cameras, video doorbells and similar systems with the Lombard Police Department to help deter and solve crimes in the community.
Through this camera registration program, Lombard Police will be able to quickly identify locations of cameras that are nearby crime scenes and contact residents for video surveillance footage.
There is absolutely no cost to register your security camera. Registration is completely free, voluntary and you can cancel your registration at any time. Enrollment in the program does not grant the Lombard Police Department direct access or control over any privately-owned cameras or security systems. Additionally, there is no requirement to provide footage at any time.
Knowing ahead of time where cameras are located greatly speeds up investigations and the apprehension of suspects. The program is simply a registry to let the Lombard Police Department know that you have a security camera system, that you are willing to assist the police and the best way to reach you.
The Lombard Police Department will only contact program participants if a criminal incident occurred near the registered camera system and officers believe the system may have captured footage that could aid in identifying and apprehending suspects.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Lombard Police Department’s Security Camera Registration program is a free, voluntary registry of external-facing home or business security cameras meant to assist police officers during an investigation. By participating in the program, you indicate that you may be willing to share previously recorded footage if requested by an officer.
Yes, your personal information will only be viewed by Lombard Police Department personnel.
An officer will determine whether a phone call or email is most appropriate based on the situation. If an officer chooses to reach out via email, they may do so at any time; however, if they determine a phone call is necessary, that will take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (unless there is extreme urgency).
No. Live video camera access will not be requested. Officers may contact you if a crime or other emergency occurs in your area to determine whether you are willing to share any footage your cameras may have recorded and/or photographed. Still, you are under no obligation to participate.
You are never obligated to participate in the program.
You may opt-out of the program at any time if you no longer want to participate. To do so, please email email@example.com and you will be removed from the program as soon as possible.
An email will be sent annually to ensure you are still willing to participate in the program. If you move, remove your cameras, etc., we ask that you email firstname.lastname@example.org to modify/cancel your registration so officers do not contact you unnecessarily.
Only Lombard residents in the Lombard Police Department's jurisdiction can participate in the program.
To register your cameras with the Lombard Police Department, please complete and submit this form [HYPERLINK].