Lenexa Police Register Cameras to Speed Criminal Investigations
This is taking place not just in Lenexa, but across the US as police create databases of security cameras and their locations and as these cameras become nearly ubiquitous. Between security cameras, dash cams, go pros, and camera drones we’ve passed a horizon: when you step outside your front door your operative assumption should be that much of your day will be recorded by one camera or another.
The cameras are already there — in parking lots, on rooftops, outside front doors. It’s just a matter of finding them when something goes bad and there’s a criminal to catch, Lenexa police say.
The Lenexa Police Department embarked this month on a security camera registration program it says will be the first of its kind in the Kansas City area.
The department is asking anyone with cameras that record public places like sidewalks and parking lots to register their cameras with police. The idea is to create a database of nearby cameras that officers can quickly access in case of a crime, said Maj. Dawn Layman, who is overseeing the program.