Security Cameras are
an important tool to
help verify and solve crimes.
Security Camera Access Policy
Consistent with the policy of other Crime Prevention Districts in the Baton Rouge area, the Tara Crime Prevention District Board adopted a Security Camera Access Policy at its December, 2017 meeting.
The Procedure which will be used is as follows:
Security cameras are an important tool to help verify and solve crimes. We are fortunate to have the ability to do this. Residents must understand that there are many cars which pass through Tara. It is important to know at least the color of the car involved and a time frame in order to help identify the correct car when gathering information. A representative on the Crime Prevention District Board works with Custom Security and Police in securing the information from the cameras.
Home security systems are wonderful and can provide needed information. If you, or one of your neighbors, have a camera and it is aimed at the street, check to see what information is recorded.
Nextdoor is another tool which is helpful. After you have contacted police, post the incident on Nextdoor with as many details as possible. Your first step, if you have an incident, such as a burglary, at your home is to call 389-2000 and then post the incident. If you see something suspicious and want to share that with others, use Nextdoor