Real Time Crime Center (RTCC)
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office proudly announces “Spokane County Sentinel,” a groundbreaking initiative to improve our community's public safety through technology. Spokane County Sentinel is a voluntary program consisting of the following two components:
Security Camera Integration: Local businesses and organizations (churches, banks, public gathering rooms/areas, schools, etc.) have a unique opportunity to partner with the Sheriff’s Office and collaborate in real-time crime prevention. By voluntarily sharing real-time security camera video feeds with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Real-Time Crime Center, businesses and organizations can directly contribute to the safety and security of their employees and the general public while enabling law enforcement to respond more efficiently and effectively to incidents, enhancing overall public safety. The Real-Time Crime Center and first responders can access live video feeds when responding to incidents at or near your business or organization’s location.
The physical connection between business/organization cameras and the Sheriff’s Office is handled entirely by our trusted technology partner, Flock Safety, and most commercial CCTV systems can be integrated. The integration cost can vary depending on the number of cameras to be connected, but generally, it costs about $400 per year for up to 16 live camera feeds.
Security Camera Registration: Businesses, organizations, and individuals can voluntarily register their security cameras with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. By registering your cameras, you are providing the Sheriff’s Office notice that security camera(s) exist at a particular location and a point of contact where Sheriff’s Office employees can request recorded footage from those cameras. This is particularly useful when investigating a major incident, reducing investigative time and increasing investigative efficiency. Registration is entirely voluntary and does not create any obligation for that business, organization, or individual to provide recorded footage to the Sheriff’s Office.
Our previous camera registry, known as the Video Identification Program (VIP), has been replaced by Spokane County Sentinel. If you previously registered your cameras with VIP, we still have your data, which is available to investigators. However, we highly encourage you to re-register with Spokane County Sentinel to ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information on file.
To integrate or register your cameras, please see the Spokane County Sentinel page here: https://refer.flocksafety.com/spokane-sentinel/
Safeguarding individual privacy is of paramount importance to the mission of the RTCC
The RTCC adheres to strict policy guidelines and laws to ensure data is collected, stored, and used responsibly. Privacy protection measures include stringent access controls, routine audits to prevent misuse of data, and transparency in the way the technology is used.