Berlin police look to build database of private surveillance cameras

Published on Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:38
Written by the Berlin Police Department

BERLIN - In a continuing efforts to reduce the number of stolen motor vehicles and thefts from motor vehicles, the police department has initiated a new program, Community Assistance in Response to Stolen Cars/Property, and asks help from the community.

Residents and businesses have installed security systems, many of which include exterior video surveillance cameras.

The footage these cameras capture can be instrumental to officers when it comes to identifying the suspects and narrowing down a time frame as to when these crimes are occurring.

The current issue facing officers is that often they are not aware of locations that have external surveillance systems.

Thus, the Berlin Police Department is creating a database that will document the location of exterior surveillance cameras controlled by private businesses and residences. The information will be confidential.

CARS is a voluntary program.

Anyone who would like to participate in the CARS program, is asked to contact Sgt. Shawn Solek at 860-828-7080 or, or Officer Michael LoCastro at 860-828-7080 or

Registration forms are also available on the town’s website at .

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:38. Updated: Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:40.