Remote surveillance video access for Spanish fort PD is a game-changer for detectives
SPANISH FORT, Alabama (WKRG) – With your permission, the Spanish Fort Police Department may have remote access to your surveillance footage to help fight crime faster.
The ministry launched this initiative as part of the “Fortify the Fort” program in March. Chief John Barber said “it works”.
The Papa John’s service station on Highway 31 is enrolled in the video sharing program. Police say a burglar broke in on Saturday morning and stole money.
“We were able to access this video without finding the owner. Without having to track down someone who knew how to operate this camera system, ”said Chief Barber. “So, by Saturday morning, we were already able to begin the stages of the investigation process.”
As the city continues to grow rapidly, investigators say this tool is of immense help not only in catching criminals, but also in stopping them from taking action in the first place.
“Criminals need to know, if you enter Spanish Fort, that we have access to other people’s videos. We have stickers on the companies saying they are sharing their video with us, ”Barber said.
To learn more about the video sharing program, click here.