Residents and businesses may now register the locations of their outdoor video surveillance systems with the Columbia Police Department. When an incident occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect video evidence and follow-up on leads. The police will not have access to your cameras or security system. If a crime is committed in the view of a privately owned security camera, the Columbia Police Department will search the registration data for nearby cameras and contact the owner with a request for the camera's footage. You can delete your registration at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com requesting to be removed from the list.