This voluntary program builds on our community engagement efforts and enables police, fire and public safety professionals to better assess and rapidly respond to criminal activity and emergency situations. It will also allow investigators to easily and efficiently gather valuable information or evidence from publicly facing cameras in the event of an emergency or incident. Clearwater Camera Sharing enables our residents and business owners to become an active participant in helping make their community a safer place to live and work.
“Clearwater Camera Sharing” consists of (2) related programs, Camera Registration and Camera Integration
Let's work together to fight crime! Register your security cameras with Clearwater Police Department today to help identify area cameras in case of an incident. A Clearwater Police Department investigator will contact you via email if they need your assistance solving a crime near you.
Camera registration takes less than one minute via our secure online portal. Registering your cameras does not allow the Clearwater Police Department access to your live video stream - it only enables investigators to know a camera is present at your location and easily request video evidence should an incident occur.
This option is recommended for businesses or other critical infrastructure locations who would like to take community security one step further by giving the Clearwater Police Department direct access to your camera feeds in case of a nearby emergency or critical incident.
All you need is a small CORE device that you plug into your camera system.
Please complete Level 1 (Camera Registry) before proceeding to Level 2 (Camera Integration). If you have previously registered your security cameras, please go directly to Step 2 to purchase CORE devices.