Philly cops want your videos

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Philadelphia police want you to register your surveillance cameras with Safe Cam.
Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro

The Philadelphia Police Department wants quick access to your videos.

A press conference will be held today at 1:30 p.m. on the 1100 block of South Broad Street to promote the Police Department’s “Safe Cam” program, which encourages businesses and property owners to register their surveillance cameras.

The Police Department points to the key role private surveillance videos played in identifying suspects in last week’s Boston Marathon bombings.

“Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey invites residents and merchants to extend the city’s crime fighting vision. The Police Department wants residents and merchants with cameras mounted outside their properties to register those cameras with Safe Cam,” a statement announcing today’s press conference reads. “Ramsey will discuss the impact private cameras had on law enforcement efforts to trace the Boston Marathon bomber suspects and the impact Safe Cam registered cameras have on crime fighting in Philadelphia.”

Ramsey will be joined at today’s press conference by representatives of two businesses involved in Safe Cam.


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