The Delta Police Department's Community Watch Program is a database of the locations of privately owned and operated video security / surveillance cameras in the City of Delta.
The purpose of the Community Watch Program is to deliver more efficient and effective policing services, by reducing the time it takes police officers to conduct a canvas for surveillance recordings following a possible crime event or in support of a public safety investigation, e.g., a missing child. Only cameras that record data are included.
By participating in the Community Watch Program you are only registering the location of your camera(s). You are not providing the Delta Police Department with direct access to your camera(s) or video recordings!
Having your camera added to the database is voluntary and will only occur with your consent. Please carefully read the following and, if you consent to participate, please click the tab at the bottom of this page:
The Delta Police Department is authorized to collect your personal information, to support the Community Watch Program, under the authority of section 26 of the B.C. Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act. Your personal information will be collected exclusively for the purpose of allowing you to voluntarily participate in the Community Watch Program camera registry. For questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact the Department's Information & Privacy Unit, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604-946-4411.
Note to Business Owners:
If your security camera is on the premises of a business, you are subject to the B.C. Personal Information Protection Act, and you must comply with section 10 of that Act, requiring you to notify persons at your business that you are filming them. As a business, the Guidance Document: Using Overt Video Surveillance, published by B.C's Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), applies to you ( https://www.oipc.bc.ca/guidance-documents/2006 ).
Terms of Service
1. You may only register cameras that you own and manage.
2. Only cameras that record data (continuous recording or motion activated recording) may be registered.
3. Registering your camera(s) only provides the Delta Police Department with information about the location of the camera, and does not provide the Department with actual access to your camera(s) or its recordings.
4. Your voluntarily provided registration information, i.e., your contact information and camera location details, will be treated as confidential by the Delta Police Department and used only to identify potential recorded video that may assist in the investigation of a potential offence or a public safety incident.
5. Your registration information will only be used by the Delta Police Department and will not be disclosed to any other government agency, business or member of the public, unless required by law.
6. If the Delta Police Department determines that you may have video recordings relevant to an investigation, the Department will contact you using the information that you have registered.
7. You will not be provided with any compensation for participating in this program, and by doing so you do not become an agent of the Delta Police Department.
8. The Delta Police Department will apply industry standard security standards to protect your personal information against risks of unauthorized access, use, disclosure or disposal.
9. If your security camera is on the premises of a business, you are subject to the B.C. Personal Information Protection Act and the Guidance Document: Using Overt Video Surveillance, published by B.C's Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), applies to you.
To consent and have your camera added to the database, please click below:
You will have the ability to edit or remove an existing registration from within this site. If you have any questions about this program or the information you register, please contact the Department's Information & Privacy Unit, email@example.com or by calling 604-946-4411.