18 June 2023

Alberta RCMP expands video camera registry - June 13th, 2023

 Alberta RCMP expands video camera registry - June 13th, 2023

The Alberta RCMP is expanding its voluntary surveillance camera registry program, called CAPTURE (Community Assisted Policing Through the Use of Recorded Evidence), to all RCMP-policed communities in Alberta.

Residents and businesses who have video surveillance, and are willing to share video camera footage when requested, can sign up. This initiative will help officers track down video evidence in ongoing criminal investigations in RCMP jurisdictions and reduce the time an officer needs to search for and gather video evidence. 

To get started, visit www.ruralalbertacapture.ca and create an account. From there, you can enter your contact information and video camera locations on the secure site. An officer will contact you if they believe your camera may have captured evidence of a crime.

Things to know about the program:

  • CAPTURE is completely voluntary and your consent can be withdrawn at any time;
  • The video footage on your camera remains your property; 
  • The RCMP will not have live access to your camera feed. We will only ask for videos already recorded.

This strategy is another way the Alberta RCMP are working with our communities to help solve crime faster, together. By providing video footage to police during an investigation, communities increase the chance of a successful prosecution.