Livingston County launching virtual neighborhood watch

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Surveillance video often helps the police solve crimes.

The faster, the better.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has a plan to quicken the process. Consider it a surveillance camera sign-up sheet. With it, the police might be able to quickly locate a camera.    

“It saves us manpower from going door to door or visually inspecting the neighborhood to see who has exterior cameras as well as all the other resources we put into these crimes” said Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty.

It’s optional to join and you would need to sign a release before any videos could be accessed.

Quicklee’s Vice President of Operations Ken Perelli says his business has cooperated with authorities in the past and is proud to continue their relationship.

“If that footage can be utilized to solve a crime or assist in preventing crime then we see no adverse reason to share that information with the sheriff” said Perelli,

Chelsea Knapp works in the county and feels safer knowing this program is in place.

“Timely investigations happen as opposed to the long way about collecting data and evidence the most streamline way is definitely the better way” said Knapp.

The Sheriff’s Office will not have open access to footage and will only request video in the event of an investigation.

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