Private Video Surveillance Camera Registration 

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Do you currently have video surveillance at your home or business? If so, we would like you to be a C.O.P. (Citizens Observation Program.)  Video surveillance is one of the best methods to apprehend criminals and convict suspects in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is highly valued as a police agency serving our community. 

How does it work? 

The Stockton Police Department is committed to our partnership with residents and business owners.  Many business owners and residents operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime and keep our community safer. In turn, police are also not always aware who may have this potentially vital information. 

The Police Department is asking residents and businesses across the City to register their privately-owned surveillance camera systems. As the Police Department responds to criminal incidents in our community, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved. 

What are the benefits of registering your camera?

By registering, the Police Department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity.  You will only be contacted by the Stockton Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage to assist in the investigation.  Help make Stockton an undesirable place for criminals and help keep your entire community safe! 


To register your video surveillance and allow officers to contact you, should a crime occur in or near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask you to fill out our registration form

Click here to download the C.O.P. registration form.

Turning in your completed registration form

Begin the registration process by printing a registration form and submit it via one of the following methods: 




Stockton Police Department
Public Information Office
22 E. Weber Avenue
Stockton, CA 95202 


Officer Joe Silva at (209) 937-8209 or CSO Rosie Calderon at (209) 937-8304.  Information provided to the Stockton Police Department regarding your camera systems will be for official use only. Your personal information will be confidential and not be for public dissemination.