The Toledo Police Department encourages residents, businesses, non-profits and religious institutions to install security camera systems on their property and register them with the Toledo Police Department. This program is intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations. If a crime 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.

Through the program, the Toledo Police Department will be able to directly contact camera registrants who have potential video evidence in an area in which a crime occurred. Police would ask registrants to check their video camera system for a specific date and time for video that may show activity involved with a crime, such as a getaway car, person of interest descriptions, or the direction that a person was headed. If video evidence is found, the resident or business owner can contact the Toledo Police Detective Bureau at (419) 245-3142 to make arrangements for video retrieval.

Please read the Surveillance Camera and Terms of Use Policy:

This program is 100% voluntary and registrants can opt out at any time. There is no cost involved. Registering your information does not provide the Toledo Police Department with direct access to your camera. You may request to remove your registration at any time via email to Registrant’s personal information will be kept confidential by the City unless subject to disclosure by court order. Registrant information will only be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are investigating a crime in the vicinity of where a camera is located.

You will only be contacted by the Toledo Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your video camera. Toledo Police personnel may request a copy of any video captured by your camera which may assist in the investigation of a crime.

Terms of Use:

The goal of the program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Toledo Police Department and the community we serve. Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:

As a Camera Registration Program Participant you acknowledge any registration information you provide is a public record subject to disclosure in accordance with the Ohio Public Records Act. Ohio Rev. Code 149.43.

Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be requested by the Toledo Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.

Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Toledo and/or the Toledo Police Department through the program. The Toledo Police Department will contact you directly, using the information you have provided during registration, to request the appropriate video camera footage. If you require further verification that you are being contacted by an official Toledo Police representative, please call the Toledo Police Detective Bureau at (419) 245-3142 and they will assist you.

By submitting this information, the camera registrant understands and agrees to the above policy and terms of use.

Camera Registration Form