Video Sharing Partnership Program

Community Video Partnership Program

In an effort to reduce crime, identify and apprehend criminals, the Schaumburg Police Department is launching a video sharing partnership with the community.

The video sharing partnership works on a voluntary basis with property owners who have private video security systems that record public areas – streets, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. Police who respond to burglaries, assaults, and other crimes will be able to see a map of nearby locations with cameras so they can quickly contact the registered video partner that may have recorded footage that could aid in the investigation.

How does the program work?

Property owners who register a security camera would only be contacted by the Schaumburg Police Department if a criminal incident takes place in the vicinity of that camera.  Police personnel may ask camera owners to review or provide recorded footage related a specific incident.

How do I register my cameras?

Registration is as simple as filling out the online registration form (At this time, this form does not work on Macintosh computers. For Apple mobile devices you can download a free app from the iTunes Store. For Android devices you can download a free app from the Google Play Store). If you are having difficulty, you may download and print the form and send it back via email, US Mail, or drop it off at the front desk to the address' listed below. The registration form asks for minimal personal information, location and direction the cameras are recording. After you’ve submitted the registration form, a member of the Schaumburg Police Department will follow up for confirmation.  There is no fee to register and your information will be kept confidential.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

The Schaumburg Police Department will provide a 3x3 video sharing partnership reflective decal for partners who want to place them in a highly visible location to help deter crime.    

What about privacy and security concerns?

This partnership is not intended for active or live feed surveillance.  Nor is it intending for checking on what citizens’ are doing in their neighborhoods.  Any information provided will be housed in a secure data base.  The Schaumburg Police Department will never have remote or direct access to any private video systems.  Therefore, it will take owner’s permission and cooperation to view, download, or copy any recorded incident.  Police personnel will only ask to view footage relating to a specific criminal act for use as evidence to aid in on-going investigations.

Email completed form to: Mail completed form to:
Schaumburg Police Department
Attn: Video Sharing Partnership Program
1000 W Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, Illinois 60194