SAN LEANDRO, CA – The San Leandro Police Department is asking residents and business owners to register their CCTV systems as a crime-fighting tool.

According to the police, “CCTV is one of the best methods of apprehending criminals and convicting suspects caught in the act. The installation of CCTV is a great example of partnership between the community and the police and it is something something that we greatly appreciate in policing in the service of our community.

Here is a fact sheet from the police department:

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How it works

The San Leandro Police Department is committed to our partnership with residents and business owners. Many business owners and residents currently use surveillance systems in their businesses and/or homes. As crimes happen nearby, they are not always aware that their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime, thus keeping our community safe. In turn, the police also do not always know who may have this potentially life-saving information. Cameras are also a good deterrent to prevent theft from happening.

The police department is asking residents and businesses across the city to register their private surveillance camera systems. As the police department responds to criminal incidents in our community, they may be able to use information or footage gathered from security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of criminals involved. .

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Benefits of registering your camera

By registering with us, the police department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you will only be contacted by the San Leandro Police Department if there is a criminal incident near your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage to assist in the investigation. Make San Leandro an undesirable place for criminals to commit crimes and help keep our community safe!


If you would like to tell us that you have video surveillance and allow officers to contact you, if a crime occurs in or near where your cameras are installed, please let us know by filling out our registration form.

Register your camera here

Information provided to the San Leandro Police Department regarding your camera systems is voluntary and will be for official use only. Your personal information will be confidential and will not be released publicly.

For more information on video camera recording, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 510-577-3228 or visit their online page.

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