Community Camera Program


Community Camera Program

Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, we’d like to hear from you?

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of example of community-police partnerships and is something we highly value as a police agency serving our community.

How Does it Work?

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

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

What are the Benefits of Registering your Camera?

By registering your camera with us the Department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured   criminal activity.  After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the University City Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera.  

The University City Police Department, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage to assist in the investigation.  

Help us keep University City an undesirable place for criminals to commit crime and help keep your entire community safe!


If you would like to tell us that you have surveillance and allow officers to contact you should a crime occur in or near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask that you let us know by filling out a registration form.

The registration form can either be printed and returned to the Police Department at 6801 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO 63130:

Community Camera Program Registration Form (PDF)

Or a registration form can be submitted online by clicking the link below: