Operation Private Eyes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
03-18-2022-Independence Kansas- Independence Police hope the community will provide leads and help close cases by providing officers with privately owned surveillance footage. That’s why the local police are announcing their new program, Operation Private Eyes.
The program’s purpose is for citizens to volunteer video footage from business or private security cameras when there is a crime in their area. “It doesn’t cost anything to register your camera and anyone in town, business or residential can register their camera,” says Chief Jerry Harrison.
Anyone who volunteers to participate in the program will be contacted by police when there is a crime in their vicinity. Officers will request footage from the owner of the camera at that time. “We have had high profile cases where citizens realized they captured valuable footage and came forward with it, without a registry we may never know who might have footage that can solve a crime,” Harrison said.
Operation Private Eyes is another opportunity for the community to build relationships with police and make a difference for their neighbors. “We recognize that we need our citizens’ help to be a successful police department,” Harrison said.
To register your camera, forms are available by email from firstname.lastname@example.org or at the police station.