WSPD invites residents to include their home security camera information in the "Safer Together" database system, for the purpose of potentially sharing footage if it may help resolve an investigation of an incident in their area. The goal of the program is to deter crime and promote public safety through a partnership between the Western Springs Police Department and the community.
In the event of an incident in which surveillance recording would be useful, members of the Police Department would utilize GIS software to identify cameras in the immediate area. A member of the Department may contact residents to request a copy of any picture or video captured by their camera, in hopes that it may assist in an investigation. Resident information would not be used or shared for any other purposes.