Camera Registry Program

Help Us Deter and Solve Crimes

The Tracy Police Department is partnering with residents and businesses in the City of Tracy to compile a list of privately owned surveillance cameras to enhance crime prevention. The program’s goal is to deter crime and promote public safety through a collaboration between the Tracy Police Department and the community we serve.

We’ll Only Contact You If We Need Your Help

You will only be contacted by the Tracy Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in investigating a crime.


Registration is voluntary, and there is no cost associated with registration. Registering your information does not provide the Tracy Police Department with direct access to your cameras, and you may delete your registration at any time. Your personal information will be kept confidential by the police department and will only be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are conducting an investigation.


Frequently Asked Questions

Our top questions asked about the Camera Registry Program. If you don’t see your question, send us a message through our contact form.

How does the Camera Registry Program work?

The Tracy Police Department has developed a program which allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register the locations of their video surveillance systems. This new crime prevention and investigative tool allows law enforcement to more easily identify the locations of video surveillance systems and enlist the assistance of the community to help obtain video evidence.

What are the benefits of participating?

In continuing to promote the City of Tracy’s vision of proactive, problem-solving partnerships with the community, the Tracy Police Department is offering this program as an additional tool to deter criminal activity in our neighborhoods. Many business owners and residents already operate private surveillance systems. As crimes occur in their respective areas, community members are not always aware that their surveillance systems may have captured information that could prove vital in a law enforcement investigation. Proactive communication and strong partnerships between the police department and all members of the community is a positive step towards a safer community.

Should I be concerned about my privacy?
No. The registry is kept confidential. The police department will not have access to footage but will be aware that a camera exists when investigating a crime in or around a particular neighborhood. If a crime occurs in the vicinity or in an adjoining neighborhood, the police may, if necessary, contact participants of the program and request a copy of their footage for evidence or investigative leads.
Will anyone be able to see the database that the police department keeps?

No. The list of registered properties is kept confidential. Only members of the police department have access to the list. If and when a crime occurs, officers and investigators can use an internal crime mapping tool to locate any registered cameras that may be of assistance.

What if I change my mind and want to opt-out of the program?
The program is 100% voluntary. You can choose to opt-out of the program at any time.
Will I be contacted more frequently if I register for the program?
We hope that you will not be contacted at all! However, you will be contacted if an incident occurs in your or an adjoining neighborhood and the police department believes your surveillance system may help in an investigation.