Do you currently utilize video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, the Alton Police Department would like your help! Video surveillance is one of the best methods to catch suspects and convict them. As crimes occur nearby, many residents and business owners are unaware that their camera systems may have captured information that could help solve a crime. Likewise, police are not always aware of who may have potentially vital video evidence.

That’s why the Alton Police Department is implementing a Private Video Surveillance Camera Registration Program in which residents and business owners can register their address to let the police know about the locations of nearby video cameras. If a crime occurs nearby, the police will reach out to the registered home and business owners to collect the video footage to use in the investigation. Registering for this program does not automatically give the Alton Police Department access to your camera system.


The information you provide regarding your camera systems will be for official use only. Your personal information will remain confidential and not be distributed except as required by law or court order. This program is entirely voluntary, and you can withdraw consent to view video footage from your camera system at any time by calling Alton Police Department Community Relations. If necessary, the Alton Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided by you at the time of registration, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage. Any footage containing or related to criminal activity collected by the Alton Police Department may be used as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding and registrants could be subject to a court subpoena. Under no circumstances shall the registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Alton or Alton Police Department through the program.

By clicking the link below and registering your camera system you agree to the Terms and Conditions above.

Click Here to register your address and help fight crime!

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Chief of Police


Deputy Chief of Police




Chief of Police Administrative Assistant
P: 618.463.3505 ext. 621


1700 E. Broadway
Alton, IL  62002


Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.