COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "It's an added resource for us, to have eyes available where we ordinarily wouldn't have eyes."
The Collier County Sheriff's Office needs your help solving crimes. It recently created a voluntary program where your surveillance video can be shared with deputies. It's simple, you tell the Sheriff's Office about your cameras and they get entered into database.
"Then we would be able to call them and say hey there's a crime that happened in their areas or missing person that we need to know the direction they were last seen in."
Sergeant Rebecca Gonzalez tells only WINK News this program will save time in certain investigation. Instead of going door to door looking for surveillance cameras, detectives will just check their database.
"We can just click online, see what areas are covered," said Sgt. Gonzalez.
Mark Gabel, the owner of Safe and Sound, has cameras all around his business. He thinks the program will deter crime from happening.
"Especially when criminals find out about it they're going to know the potential that law enforcement is going to be able to go back and review that and have access to that information," Gabel said.
"The more leads we have, the more evidence we have available, the better outcomes in our cases will be."
As for privacy concerns, keep in mind even if you're registered with the program, you don't have to show your video to deputies if you don't feel comfortable.
For more information on the program, visit https://www2.colliersheriff.org/communityvideowatch/default.aspx