Bexar County Community Video Surveillance Registration Program
Welcome to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office registration page for the BCSO SafeCam Program. This program is designed to continue and enhance our partnership with the community. Through excellent service and communication with our community members; citizens in our community will be helping the BCSO deter crime, help identify suspects, and increase the proactive approach to crime fighting. This voluntary program is designed to take advantage of the abundance of video surveillance systems at homes and businesses across Bexar County to help reduce crime.
There is no fee for this program, your information is confidential, and you can Opt-Out at any time!
Here's how it works: A home owner or business owner installs a surveillance system on their property. Until something happens, the surveillance system is a deterrent but it does not stop all crime from occurring. Oftentimes the surveillance system might catch something useful for law enforcement; however, it goes unnoticed because the owner is unaware of them capturing anything. What our program will change is the broadening of possible leads to crimes in your area. The BCSO SafeCam program will give you and the BCSO a chance to capture the perpetrator coming, leaving, or actually committing a crime in progress.
During the registration process, we will not be asking you for any of your vital information, we will not be "tapping" in to your surveillance system, and your information will only be accessible to BCSO's Criminal Investigations Division to be used for official investigations. We do require that you provide your name, address, telephone number, and the location/directions of your cameras. Once the information is gathered, two things will happen; If there is a crime in your neighborhood or business, a Deputy Sheriff will contact you to look for possible leads, or if you have discovered something yourself, you can contact the BCSO and have a Deputy come out to your property.