The Town of Bancroft wants people to use their security or doorbell cameras to help fight crime.
The Bancroft and Area Community Policing Advisory Committee is encouraging the residents and businesses of North Hastings to register their cameras at CAMSafe.ca. The service is a directory of private camera footage that police can use to help with investigations.
The service started in Belleville and was adopted by the Bancroft OPP in January. Only a name, address and contact information are needed to participate, and only police have access to these details. If a crime has been suspected to have occurred near a registered camera, police can request that footage from the camera’s owner.