- SafeCam Program
This is a program that relies 100% on volunteer participation to help solve crimes in your area.
Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Video surveillance is a great crime deterrent and offers investigative leads in the event a crime does occur. The Lawton Police Department strongly encourages installing residential and business surveillance systems.
The Lawton Police Department is committed to our partnership with the residents and businesses owners in our community. 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. In turn, the police are also not always aware who may have this potentially vital information. This program connects Lawton Police officers with citizens who have surveillance video in the event of a crime.
By registering with the Lawton Police Department, we can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. If a crime occurs in your neighborhood, you may be contacted by the Lawton Police Department. Police personnel would contact you to ask if you would examine the time frame in question for potential leads in the investigation. If your equipment was able to capture pertinent information, we would arrange a convenient way to retrieve the information from you.
Since you own the camera, your participation always remains 100% voluntary. Your information will be kept safe and secure; never made public.
If you would like to participate in the program by providing information about your video surveillance footage and allow officers to contact you should a crime occur in the area or near where your cameras are installed, we ask that you let us know by filling out a registration form provided in the link below.
Once your system is registered, you still have the ability to choose not to share footage when asked. This does NOT allow the Lawton Police Department remote or inclusive access to your cameras.