Crime Prevention Surveillance Camera Program

The Niles Police Department is looking to collaborate with local business and homeowners to implement a new crime prevention and investigative program, which will allow residents and businesses to help solve crime and help keep Niles a safe community.

By registering your business or personal surveillance camera, you may help deter crime and assist the Police Department in its overall crime prevention strategy. Please help your Police Department protect your community by registering your surveillance cameras with the Citizens Surveillance Camera program. The registration process is fast and simple.


The Niles Police Department is committed to our partnership with residents and business owners. Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime, thus keeping our community safer. Without canvasing the area, the police are generally not always aware who may have this potentially vital information.

The Police Department is asking residents and businesses across the town to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As the Police Department responds to criminal incidents in our community, they may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.


The Citizens Surveillance Camera program will help assist the police department to quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Niles Police Department if there were to be a criminal incident that took take place in proximity to your security camera field of vision. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation.

Participation in this endeavor is absolutely voluntary!