Closed circuit television helps provide a safer environment, reduces crime levels by deterring potential offenders and aid in crime detection and apprehension of offenders.
It is now common practice for both business, council and private residences to have CCTV. The footage has become an important investigative tool for police.
It is regularly used to investigate and solve often serious crimes and has proven to be very useful in court when used as evidence - a picture says a thousand words.
The problem to date has been knowing where these cameras are located. To overcome this, the NSW Police Force CCTV Register has been established.
The register provides the police with an accurate and comprehensive register that identifies the location of as many CCTV systems as possible across NSW.
The mission of the NSW Police Force is to have the police and the community working together to establish a safer environment by reducing violence, crime and fear.
If your business operates a CCTV system, you can help the police solve crime by registering your details.
Registration is voluntary and may be completed either online via the internet or a manual registration form.
The CCTV Register is purely a list of locations and does not provide any direct access to CCTV footage or systems. Officers wishing to view or obtain material from a registered organisation will need to contact the nominated contact person to make arrangements.
If you wish to have your details added to the register, please advise us in writing via the online form at www.police.nsw.gov.au.