"(The week before last) we had two shootings in the Belle Haven neighborhood, one of which was on Willow Road, and the shootings in East Palo Alto have been continuing," Chief Jonsen said. "After every shooting, residents in the area ask about the cameras so I want to get a few up. However, the locations are not set in stone because if we determine there are a lot of independent cameras already in the area that we can enter into the (database), then we may place our cameras somewhere else."
He said the department will have a better idea of where to put its cameras in a couple weeks, as people continue to register their own cameras.
The database of private cameras will also help investigators determine who may have footage related to a crime, according to the police. To register, the department asks that you call 330-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, address where the cameras are located, email address and any additional information you want to provide.
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