The City of Shreveport is joining the trend of other cities around the nation in asking citizens to share their security camera video to help fight crime. Whenever significant crimes occur in downtown and other parts of the city, the limited manpower of the Shreveport Police Department has to spend time tracking down camera footage from nearby buildings, businesses and neighbors. It is a time-consuming task, but one that can yield significant benefits in helping identify persons responsible for crimes. We encourage all downtown businesses and property owners to register their cameras to assist in keeping downtown safe.

Registering your cameras is easy! Go to the City of Shreveport’s registry page and fill it out.

You will first need to create an account (on the right side of the page) and once your email address is verified, you will be able to register your cameras and location. This information is only available to certain personnel at SPD, and is not sold or used by any third parties. It will be used only in investigating criminal incidents. Cities and towns across the country have turned to this ‘virtual neighborhood watch’ to help solve crimes from tire slashings to home invasions.

To see how the local registration works, you can watch this short video.