Community program

Menasha PD joins ‘community program’ where people can record CCTV to do canvassing

MENASHA, Wis. (WFRV) – The growing popularity of personal home and workplace surveillance cameras has dramatically changed the way officers “scan” a neighborhood, and the Menasha Police Department has announced its participation in the Community Camera Program. to help streamline the process.

When a crime occurs in a given area, people may not be aware of the incident itself or what exactly their camera may have captured.

The Community Camera Program is a confidential database that allows officers to research who in the area where a crime occurred may have recorded evidence to help solve a crime, identify a suspect or locate a missing person.

The database will contain contact information provided by program registrants.

A number of other cities in Wisconsin participate in the same or similar programs, including Racine, Menominee Falls, Sheboygan, and Wisconsin Rapids.

The Menasha Police Department states that “participating in this program does not give officers remote access to your surveillance system, just a direct way to contact you if you have footage to assist with an incident.”

If you would like to register your surveillance system for the Community Camera Program, you can do so here.