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Metro unveiling new SafeCam program

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Las Vegas police are about to unveil a new program that will enlist the help of the community to solve crimes.

Metro is calling the program the Vegas SafeCam and it will use your home or business surveillance to catch criminals.

Police say if there’s a crime in your area they want to work with you and use the video captured to catch dangerous suspects.

 “Someone came into my garage and took off with my car,” said Jodi Vecchio, of Las Vegas.

Vecchio’s home is covered in surveillance cameras and she shared her surveillance video with police.

The Las Vegas resident said her vehicle was thankfully returned, but hopes the new program can catch the people involved.

“I’m thankful I had the surveillance video, I’m hoping Metro will use it to catch these people and prosecute them,” said Vecchio.

Metro said Vegas SafeCam works with businesses and homeowners who register their surveillance systems with them. If a crime occurs in your area police will make contact with the owner to check the video for their investigation.

Police also said they will only monitor video systems if there is a crime and use it for official police investigations.

“You put it on your house and it’s going to protect you and your family and hopefully it will deter the criminals,” said Vecchio.

More information about the SafeCam program can be found here.  

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