BROOKHAVEN, Ga. - Police in Brookhaven are asking its citizens to register their home surveillance cameras with them in an effort to combat crime quicker.
The Brookhaven Police Department launched Operation Plugged In, which is a voluntary program which will map out where cameras are located throughout the city. Cameras which record public areas such as roads, parking lots and sidewalks qualify for the program.
The police department said they will not tie into personal surveillance systems and will not be monitoring live feeds, but it does allow them to quickly find nearby cameras which may help solve crimes after they happen.
“Operation Plugged In is a great tool for us to utilize after a crime has occurred,” Brookhaven Police Chief Yandura wrote in a statement sent to FOX 5 News. “It has already helped us clear up some burglary and auto theft cases.”
Businesses are also encouraged to join. Anyone in Brookhaven wanting to join the program can complete an online form by clicking here.