Private home security is a priority for residents and businesses in St. Thomas. This combined with population growth has led to an increasing number of video surveillance cameras being installed throughout the city. Security cameras are an effective crime prevention tool that also assists in solving crime. Police will often canvass the area to inquire about video surveillance while investigating a crime which has occurred elsewhere in the neighbourhood.
The Security Camera Resource Mapping program is a community based crime prevention opportunity and investigative resource that enlists the help of St. Thomas residents. This program allows community members to voluntarily identify their residential or business video surveillance location through a simple online form located on the St. Thomas Police Service website. Identified addresses will be mapped on a database of surveillance camera locations for officers to quickly and effectively direct resources when investigating criminal offences in your neighbourhood. Your participation in this innovative program is completely voluntary and can help deter and prevent crime.