The Allendale Police Department is committed to utilizing every resource to prevent and solve crimes and to protect our citizens and their property. Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, we’d like to hear from you.

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something we highly value as the police agency serving our community.

How Does it Work?

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.

The Allendale Police Department is asking residents and businesses in the Borough to voluntarily register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As we respond to criminal incidents, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.

What are the Benefits of Registering your Camera?

By registering your camera with us the Department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Allendale Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. Any type of camera system, such as Arlo, Ring, Nest, hard wired or wireless systems, would be accepted. Help us make Allendale an undesirable place for criminals to commit crime and help keep our entire community safe!

For more information or to register, complete the Registration Form and return to Allendale Police CCP, 290 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401, or CommunityAffairs@allendalepd.org