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APD and City Departments Partner to Launch Community Connect Program

DMD installs seven new cameras along Central Corridor, Downtown

Fri. July 22, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Department is partnering with the City’s departments of  Planning and Technology and Innovation to launch the Albuquerque Community Connect Camera and Integration.

Through Community Connect, businesses and residents can connect directly to APD’s Real Time Crime Center. By partnering with the city, residents will be able to provide law enforcement with footage that makes it easier and more efficient to make arrests. Investigators will be able to use video evidence to identify and connect investigations and offenders.

Signing up for Community Connect is completely free and voluntary. There are two ways to participate either through a Map Registry or through Real-time Integration.

Map Registry allows you to add the location of your camera to the registry so that if a crime is reported in your area, law enforcement can request the footage from you directly.

Real-time Integration, saves crucial time for officers and allows the owner of a camera to integrate their device directly to the Real Time Crime Center, meaning detectives would be provided with real-time video of a crime.

If interested in the Real-time Integration, an existing camera system can be used if it’s compatible. Installing Stratocast brand, cloud-based cameras that are compatible will allow you to participate without making changes to your existing system. Community Connect will provide support on installation requirements and check for and acquire compatible equipment.

The City’s Planning department has been instrumental in the implementation of Community Connect and spreading the word as they have a large database of businesses throughout Albuquerque. They’ve created a brochure attached to the press release which will be handed out to business owners and future businesses looking to start up in the city.

To increase security and bolster APD’s eyes and ears around the city, the department of Municipal Development assisted APD in the installation of seven new cameras Downtown along Central between 1st and 7th Streets. The devices were installed several weeks ago that allow operators to zoom in on objects and individuals from several blocks away. These cameras are directly connected to APD’s Real Time Crime Center.

Anyone interested in more information about the ABQ Community Connect program or signing up, can visit the link here. APD also created this video with additional information.