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LaGrange PD, security company team up for community surveillance systems

By Greg Ward 

LaGrange Police Department is helping bridge the gap between residents and law enforcement one camera at a time.

The LaGrange Police Department has teamed up with CrimeReports and Public Engines to produce a camera registration program for LaGrange residents. This program will allow residents of the community owning surveillance systems to register them with the police department.

This process will help streamline the effort of police gathering potential video evidence.

William Kilmer, CEO of PublicEngines said this information is vital to police.

"Information is the life blood of law enforcement work," Kilmer said. "Camera registration allows agencies to quickly look up an area where a crime has occurred, locate registered cameras, and contact that camera owner to see if they can help provide important video information."

Lagrange Detective Christopher Pritchett said they have been using Crime Reports since 2010 and that it plays a major role connecting law enforcement with the community. "CrimeReports has played a major role in building relationships within our community," Pritchett said. "We're excited about being part of the new camera registration program. It's free for our citizens and it allows them to be a partner with the police department."

Residents in the area that are interested in this new program, are encouraged to go to www.crimereports.com and locate the "register a camera" link in the top right corner of the page. For any additional information or questions regarding the new program, contact Detective Christopher Prichett at cpritchett@lagrangega.org.

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