FAQ
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How Does it Work?
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The CitiWatch Community Partnership asks residents and business owners to register their privately owned camera systems with the City, giving police fast access to valuable evidence and letting business owners and community members contribute to the apprehension and prosecution of criminals.

  • Already own a camera – If you own a security camera, become part of the CitiWatch Community Partnership by using our simple online registration form, available at citiwatch.baltimorecity.gov.
  • Registration – Participation is completely voluntary, and camera owners can choose to stop participating at any time. All information is only made available to Baltimore Police and authorized personnel.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please email Help.CitiWatch@baltimorecity.gov.

2.
Do I need to install or configure anything?
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No. All we need is the information requested on the online registration form.

3.
Will the City have access to my camera feeds?
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No. The CitiWatch Community Partnership registry contains only basic information about the location, type, and owner of a camera. Feeds will only be accessed by the Baltimore City Police with the permission of the camera owner, and only in the event of a crime.

Participants will only be contacted if the police believe their camera footage can be useful in the apprehension or prosecution of a suspected criminal.

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