The Villa Park Police Department would like to develop a partnership with community residents and businesses in an effort to solve crime and apprehend criminals.
This program is known as a video sharing partnership and works on a voluntarily basis with property owners who have private video security systems in place that record public accessible areas. Areas include streets, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. Police respond to burglaries, assaults and other crimes and will be able to see locations with cameras so they can quickly contact the registered video partner that may have recorded footage that could aid in the investigation.
How Does the Program Work?
Property owners who already own a video camera system would let us know of any security cameras they have accessing public areas. Property owners would only be contacted by the Villa Park Police Department if a criminal incident took place in the vicinity of the camera. Police personnel may ask camera owners to review or provide recorded footage related to a specific incident.
What About Privacy and Security Concerns?
This partnership is not intended for active or live feed surveillance. Nor is it intended for checking on what citizens are doing in their neighborhoods. Any information provided will be housed in a secure data base. The Villa Park Police Department will never have remote or direct access to any private video systems. Therefore, it will take owner's permission and cooperation to view, download or copy any recorded incident. Police personnel will only ask to view footage relating to a specific criminal act for use as evidence to aid in ongoing investigations.
The form will help us investigate incidents where surveillance footage could help. In order to participate in this program, the camera(s) must be located within the Village of Villa Park. If you have more than one address/location please register each separately. Please click the complete form button above.
For questions, contact Detective Sergeant Todd Kubish at 630.834.7447.