The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office Community Camera Program is an innovative way for citizens to take an active role in keeping our rural community safe. Security camera systems and trail cameras are a great crime deterrent, and they are also helpful for law enforcement.
Often, security camera systems capture valuable information, however, it may go unnoticed if the resident or business owner is unaware of the crime. Knowing where to look for valuable video evidence increases the efficiency and effectiveness of our investigations.
How does the program work?
The Community Camera Program allows residents and business owners to register the availability of security camera systems with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office. Using this information when a crime occurs, the Sheriff’s Office will know the locations of nearby video cameras and will contact the owner.
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office will only contact registered camera owners if a criminal incident occurs within the vicinity of the respective security camera and if the investigators believe that the footage would assist in the investigation.
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office will NOT have remote access to your cameras, and will never access your cameras without your knowledge. Authorized officers will only have access to your contact information. Participation in the program is 100% voluntary, and you can opt-out at any time.