Online Town Hall asking citizens about crime prevention cameras

Sugar Land’s new Online Town Hall is now focusing on feedback for the Sugar Land Police Department’s Crime Prevention Camera Program.

Citizens are being asked:  What are your thoughts and/or concerns regarding the implementation of the Crime Prevention Camera Program that can be considered during the creation of a policy to provide guidance for the use of the system? Please feel free to add your comments about the program.

Recently approved funding for a citywide Crime Prevention Camera Project will enable police to expand a community partnership that began years ago.

Cameras have long been an effective crime-fighting tool for Sugar Land neighborhoods and businesses. They have successfully served as a deterrent and also a forensic tool to solve crimes after they occur. Continued interest from business districts and neighborhood associations to expand the reach of their cameras recently resulted in funding for a network of similar crime prevention cameras along public roadways.

The license plate recognition cameras planned along entrances to Sugar Land are identical to those which have been used by the City for years in patrol cars and several stationary locations in the Town Center area and City parks. The cameras will be a passive, non-monitored system used to locate suspect vehicles after a crime occurs.

Citizens are encouraged visit the City’s Online Town Hall and share their concerns. Feedback will be used in the development of a policy for the Crime Prevention Camera Program.

During the registration process, residents will be asked for their names and home addresses. This confidential information is used only to identify statements from residents in Sugar Land so that users know which statements are from local residents. Personal information will not be used or shared in any other way.

Once subscribed to the forum, participants will be able to make inquiries and offer comments in a message board format.

Forum participants will only need to register once to participate in this and all future forums. They may read what others are saying and post their own statements. City staff will read the statements and incorporate them into the decision-making process.

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