By Gina Stuelke, CEO of Kenton Brothers, talking about the WatchKC security camera initiative.
The Kansas City Police Department is taking a proactive and innovative approach to deterring and investigating crime. It’s called WatchKC.
If you want to help KCPD in this proactive approach, you could play a major part in the identification of suspects and evidence of crimes. Do you or your business own a surveillance camera? Then you can be part of the solution to crime in our city. If you don’t yet have cameras but are interested in learning more, give Kenton Brothers Systems for Security a call at 816-842-3700. We’ll share our years of experience with you to find the best solution that meets your needs.
The WatchKC Program
Similar programs have been implemented by other agencies across the nation with great success. The registration process is simple, and available to any home or business located in Kansas City, Missouri.
Video Surveillance is a great crime deterrent and offers investigative leads in the event a crime does occur. Many homes and businesses have surveillance cameras installed. Often, the surveillance system might catch something useful. The footage could be very helpful when KCPD is investigating crimes. However, it may go unnoticed if the owner is unaware of the crime.
Once registered with WatchKC, camera locations will be mapped for detectives. These camera maps make it easy for police officers to identify a potential camera with footage they can use during an investigation. If a crime happens near a KC Watch registered camera, they can contact the registrant to see if any video evidence was captured. Someone from KCPD will then arrange to obtain the footage at a time that is convenient.
Note: KCPD would never have access to footage without your knowledge. Participation is 100% voluntary and you can opt out at any time.
If you would like to participate in the program and partner with KCPD to help solve crimes, start by filling out the online form. All information provided will be for official use only and will remain confidential and not shared with anyone outside of the KCPD.
Kenton Brothers has been in the Crossroads District for 120 years. We offer all types of security locking hardware, access control and video surveillance systems to protect your people, property and possessions. Let us know if we can help your business.