POLICE are calling on Riverina residents and businesses to register their security cameras with a central database helping solve crimes.
Crime View was created as a means of helping police track down certain footage in relation to a range of crimes across NSW, but there's new hopes of getting more people on board as the city grows.
Riverina Police District Detective Inspector Adrian Telfer said the database saves officers time in the early stages of investigations.
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"Basically, if businesses and homes register, we can see on our end where cameras are in operation," he said.
"We can't see their footage, but the database does have contact details so we can reach out directly and ask.
"The alternative is walking up and down streets, looking into yards and homes to see if they might have a camera, which can be tedious and a waste of precious time."
Metropolitan areas tend to have more registrations, according to Detective Inspector Telfer, who said he hoped to see more traction in the Riverina.
To register your CCTV system, visit: www.police.nsw.gov.au/online_services/register_my_business_cctv_details/.
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