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Community Camera Program

Community Camera Program

Do you use private video surveillance at your home or business that records video? If you do, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to partner with you to help solve crime.

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Community Camera Partnership is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something we highly value as a law enforcement agency serving our community.

How Does It Work?

The Community Camera Partnership allows residents and business owners to share locations and capabilities of their security camera systems with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Using this information, when a crime occurs, the Sheriff’s Office will know the locations of nearby video cameras and be able to collect video evidence and follow up on leads. 

This Community Camera Partnership program is completely voluntary, and you can withdraw from the program at any time. Please notify us via email at

What are the Benefits?

Because they are caught in the act of committing the crime, video surveillance is one of the best methods to catch suspects and convict them. As crimes occur nearby, many residents and business owners are unaware that their camera systems may have captured information that could help solve a crime. Likewise, Law Enforcement is not always aware of who may have potentially vital video evidence.

By partnering with us, Deputies can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will only contact you if there is a criminal incident near your security camera and we believe viewing your video footage will assist in the investigation.

Terms and Conditions.

By signing up, you WILL NOT be giving the Sheriff’s Office access to your cameras. This will only let us know you have cameras and we may reach out to you if a crime happens in your neighborhood. Under no circumstances shall the registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of Douglas County and/or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office through the program. 

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions, or provide comments please email us at