Tampa, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-The police department is kicking off something called "Project REC." REC stands for Register Every Camera.
REC creates a network of community members who are willing to share useful video footage with police officers actively working to track down criminals.
Officers searching for suspects can now view a map of nearby Project REC subscribers and focus on making contact with those individuals, instead of relying strictly on the time-consuming and sometimes ineffective task of going door-to-door through neighborhoods asking for information.
More than two dozen residents have already signed up for Project REC during a one-week trial period. The Tampa Police Department is now encouraging all residents and business owners within the city to register their surveillance cameras with the department online at: tampagov.net/police/project-rec
Each Project REC subscriber will receive a window decal from the department which will showcase their participation in the program.