Community Video Partnership Program

video camera graphicVideo cameras are one of the best methods for detecting and apprehending criminals. Police regularly ask public organizations, businesses and individuals to share video camera footage that might aid crime-solving efforts.

Lenexa’s new Community Video Partnership program 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 registered video partners that may have captured footage related to the incident.

We encourage businesses and residents to register with the Police Department any security cameras that view and record public areas in the city. Working together, we can make Lenexa a safer place to live and do business.

How does the program work?
Property owners who register a security camera would only be contacted by the Lenexa 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 to the date and time of an incident. The police could use the information gathered to apprehend and prosecute the criminals involved.

How do I register my camera(s)?
Protect your family, your business and our community by registering to be part of the Community Video Partnership program. Registration is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. Submit the registration form online. (Or, if necessary, fill out this PDF form, print it and mail to: Lenexa Police Department, 12500 W. 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215.)

On the registration form, you’ll be asked to provide contact information as well as basic information about the location, direction and recording quality of your cameras. Once you’ve submitted the registration form, a member of the Lenexa Police Department will follow up for confirmation. There is no fee to register, and your information will be kept confidential. You can unsubscribe from the program at any time.

The Lenexa Police Department will provide small Community Video Partnership stick-on signs for partners who want to place them on home or business windows to help deter criminal activity.

What about privacy and security concerns?
The program is not intended for active surveillance or checking on what citizens are up to in their neighborhoods. Information provided by our partners will be housed in a secure database. The Lenexa Police Department will have no direct access to any private video systems through the Community Video Partnership program and must ask the owner to view or make a copy of any footage. The police may request footage containing, or related to, criminal activity for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.

About the Live Feed Partnership program
The Lenexa Police Department is also seeking partners to join a separate program that provides police with access to real-time video camera feeds of public areas at participating businesses. The Live Feed Partnership can provide crucial information in the event of a dangerous emergency, such as an active shooter.

Recommended Camera System Specifications (pdf)

Questions?
If you have questions about the Community Video Partnership or want to learn more about integrating security cameras into Lenexa’s Live Feed Partnership, contact Major Dawn Layman at 913.825.8042 or videopartner@lenexa.com.