On Watch Program

On Watch Program

As a result of the unprecedented and ever-growing numbers of residential and commercial structures equipped with surveillance systems, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office has begun asking anyone willing to register their address on the Sheriff’s “On Watch Program”. The program has been established in hopes of assisting investigators whenever a crime occurs in a particular area where nearby homes/buildings are equipped with surveillance systems.

Sheriff Downey stressed that the On Watch Program is completely voluntary and that any resident that registered their device would still maintain and own any content captured on their system. “Sheriff’s Investigators would still have to request any content that may have potentially been captured. This program simply provides investigators with another resource or tool to assist them in identifying any suspect(s). This program should also serve as a significant deterrent to criminals as they never know whether or not they’re being captured on camera. The numbers of cameras, not only on businesses front/side doors, but also facing main thoroughfares have made it extremely difficult to avoid being captured on any cameras.” – Sheriff Mike Downey

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On Watch Program