Brookhaven, GA, October 28, 2016 – The Post Reports – Brookhaven Police Department (BPD) has officially launched “Operation Plugged In,” a voluntary program that lets police know where video surveillance cameras are located in the city. This effort is designed to provide police officers with more crime-solving tools.
Police Chief Gary Yandura says that when officers are able to access video recordings of criminal incidents, the department is often able to more efficiently solve crimes and arrest suspects. “Operation Plugged In is a great tool for us to utilize after a crime has occurred,” Chief Yandura said. “It has already helped us clear up some burglary and auto theft cases.”
BPD describes the program as a police/community video partnership that operates on a voluntary basis with homeowners, neighborhoods and business owners who own private video security systems that record public areas such as roads, parking lots and sidewalks. The department encourages both businesses and residents to register their cameras online here or complete this pdf and return to the Brookhaven Police Department at 2665 Buford Highway.
“Participants will be provided with a small sticker for those wishing to place them on their property to help deter crime,” BPD adds. For more information, contact the Brookhaven Police Department at 404-637-0600.