OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Oxnard Police Department Launches “Eyes on Crime” Surveillance System Registration; Axon Citizen Goes Live|
|DATE/TIME:||01/05/18, 9:00 a.m.|
|PREPARED BY:||Crystal Walker, Detective|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Crystal Walker, Detective (805) 385-7668 or Crystal.Walker@oxnardpd.org|
The Oxnard Police Department is asking community members, “What if YOU could help solve a crime? What if YOU could provide valuable intelligence to detectives and help close a case?”
This morning, your Oxnard Police Department launched two new ways to facilitate media collection and storage of potential evidence. The “Eyes on Crime” Surveillance System Registration encourages the public to provide video footage to help officers possibly identify and prosecute suspects of crime. By registering your surveillance system with the “Eyes on Crime” program, you give officers an idea of where they can find potential video evidence in a timely manner. This assists our patrol officers and investigators in locating video evidence immediately in case there is a need to piece together what occurred during an event or identify suspects.
All a community member or business owner needs to do is fill out a simple form, either online or by visiting the police department, to provide information on their surveillance system. Surveillance systems can be either residential or business and times they can be accessed are noted. You may remain anonymous although the Oxnard Police Department does require a method of contact (phone, email) to register. To register online, visit: https://www.oxnardpd.org/community-programs/.
If there is a concern as to the sharing of contact information, we assure community members that information provided will be for Official Use Only. The Oxnard Police Department will not provide information to any non-law enforcement agency and only then for Official Use Only. Also, the Oxnard Police Department will not use information to create a distribution list unless the information is directly related to registration.
In addition to the “Eyes on Crime” program, the Oxnard Police Department will also be offering Axon Citizen. Axon Citizen is a new way to upload evidence to the Oxnard Police Department by allowing officers to send a link where community members can safely upload media.
Axon has been a partner of the Oxnard Police Department since the summer of 2016 and has been the application used in conjunction with the body-worn cameras. Any footage officers record using body-worn cameras is uploaded directly to cloud storage where it is kept for use in court. During calls for service, officers receive media from a community member and then upload it themselves to cloud storage. Axon Citizen allows community members’ video and photos to be uploaded via a link directly to cloud storage, in effect cutting out the middle man.
As always the Oxnard Police Department is “Protecting the Community with Exceptional Service.” With these innovative programs now in place, the Oxnard Police Department hopes to facilitate collection of evidence and make any contact with community members much easier. For further information regarding surveillance system registration or Axon Citizen, contact Det. Crystal Walker at (805) 385-7668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 01/05/18, 9:00 a.m.