New MCSO camera registration program in Queen Creek

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Loren Chelsey released surveillance video of suspect's stealing his car in Queen Creek. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Loren Chelsey released surveillance video of suspect's stealing his car in Queen Creek. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Residents and businesses can voluntarily register their surveillance cameras through MCSO's Operation QC-Cam in Queen Creek. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Residents and businesses can voluntarily register their surveillance cameras through MCSO's Operation QC-Cam in Queen Creek. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Thanks to the sharing of the surveillance video, the suspected thieves were caught. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Thanks to the sharing of the surveillance video, the suspected thieves were caught. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
(Source: KPHO/KTVK) (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
QUEEN CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

In order to help law enforcement crack down on crime, the Town of Queen Creek just launched Operation QC-Cam.

Residents and businesses can voluntarily register their surveillance cameras with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

The program is just a week old and MCSO says eight people have registered their cameras so far.

As more register, it will create a database of where the cameras are around the town. That way when a crime happens, deputies will know where they might be able to get video footage.

The program has already helped solve one crime. Just a month ago, Loren Chelsey's car was broken into outside his house. Footage from Chelsey’s camera was shared on social media and the Town of Queen Creek’s website. It was shared so many times that even the criminals themselves admitted to seeing it during questioning. It's proof to Chelsey that registering his camera was the right thing to do.

"When he looked right at the camera and you see it was a deterrent and both of them took off right away. It does stop crime and prevent more from happening. I want to feel safe and want my neighborhood to be crime free. It’s my civic duty to help assist the sheriff’s department if I can," said Loren Chelsey.

“This program is a wonderful opportunity for the community to help. Knowing who has a camera and where to go to see who is willing to share the footage with us will help our deputies gather information they need to identify and apprehend the person or persons committing the crimes,” said deputy Ivan Lopez with MCSO.

The video camera registration program is completely voluntary. All you have to do is log onto the town’s website and fill out a form

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