Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley
By Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley
Video camera security systems are becoming a more and more widespread feature of American life. More security video systems are being installed in residences and business locations with Paris being no exception. You may have such a security system in use. If yours has cameras which may take in views of public streets or places, the police department needs your help.
Valuable resources are spent by our officers locating surveillance footage near a crime scene. Even more difficult and time-consuming for officers is when a vehicle is used in the commission of a crime. We are asking our community if they have a camera in their system which points to a public street or area, or just a portion of open space we would like for them to join our new community policing program, Video Sentinel.
There is a registration form on the city of Paris Police Department website, which will provide an opportunity to provide assistance to your police department. The site is www.paristexas.gov. Navigate to the police department, community policing page for more information on the program. Our officers will not contact registrants unless they are investigating an incident which occurred in their area which may have recorded the event, or a suspect or vehicle passing by.
These videos could actually help solve a crime!
The registration is online, accessible and the registrant will receive a letter confirming that we have the information and what to expect.
Please consider sharing this information with us, again we will only contact you if there is a crime involved. Any questions about the program can be directed to Officer Curtis Graham, 903-737-4137 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.