NEW CITY – Police in Rockland County would like to create a database consisting of the locations of cameras and video surveillance systems throughout the county that could assist them in solving a major crime or terrorism incident.
Registration of personal and business video surveillance systems would be voluntary and the information would be secure and not available to the public and would be maintained by the Rockland County Intelligence Center.
Project Community Eyes video sharing is being spearheaded by the Rockland
County Sheriff’s Office and chiefs of police.
Local authorities noted that much of the evidence in the Boston Marathon and Chelsea bombings came from surveillance video from private businesses, corporations and residents who maintained surveillance systems for security of their employees and businesses as well as their own personal protections.
In Orange County, District Attorney David Hoovler created a similar video surveillance sharing program for criminal investigations.