Do You Have a Video Surveillance System and Want to Help Solve Crimes? Become a Voluntary VIP (Video Identification Program)
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police would like to join with you to potentially solve crimes or locate evidence of crimes, faster and more effectively. We are asking business and private residences to advise us if they have recorded surveillance systems and whom we would contact if a significant incident occurred in their area.
The Video Identification Program (VIP) is a voluntary program where businesses or private residences can let us know where camera surveillance systems are located, the direction the cameras are facing, how long the recordings are stored and whom to contact if the cameras are suspected of possibly recording anything of evidentiary value.
This type of information would help investigators know where to start first, possibly leading to suspect information, vehicle description or other needed information that could immediately aid in the investigation. We will continue to go door to door and make contact to ensure we have all the evidence possible, but with the VIP Program, we would know where video might be within minutes instead of hours.
We are appreciative and thankful for our community’s support and with your help, the VIP Program could be an extremely valuable asset to investigators and/or first responders, providing them with exact locations and contact information of possible video locations immediately while they work to keep our community safe.
To sign up, go to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office website and click on the VIP icon, enter your information and voilà, you’re a VIP.