Clovis Police look to combat crime with help of Ring doorbell cameras


CLOVIS POLICE ARE TEAMING UP WITH WELL KNOWN DOORBELL CAMERA COMPANY RING. THE PARTNERSHIP WILL ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT INCREASED ACCESS TO SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE UPLOADED BY RING USERS. ACTION NEWS REPORTER JASON OLIVEIRA IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH DETAILS… JASON? MORE THAN 400 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES NATIONWIDE HAVE ALREADY JOINED FORCES WITH RING. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE ITS A GREAT WAY TO INCREASE COMMUNITY POLICING AND HELP THEM SOLVE CRIMES CLOVIS POLICE ARE HOPING TO COMBAT CRIME WITH THE HELP OF DOORBELL CAMERAS THE DEPARTMENT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED AN AGREEMENT WITH RING THAT WILL ALLOW DETECTIVES ACCESS TO REVIEW FOOTAGE FOR THE PURPOSE OF CRIME INVESTIGATIONS. THE IDEA IS TO INCREASE SAFETY — NOT SURVEILLANCE THE PARTNERSHIP DOES NOT ALLOW FOR INVESTIGATORS TO REVIEW ANYONE’S FOOTAGE OR LIVE FEED WITHOUT THEIR APPROVAL AND HOMEOWNERS ARE IN NO WAY OBLIGATED TO VOLUNTEER THEIR SECURITY VIDEO RING USERS ALREADY HAVE THE OPTION OF UPLOADING FOOTAGE TO A RING APP CALLED NEIGHBORS. CLOVIS POLICE WILL NOW BE ABLE POST IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND UPDATES THERE. JUST THIS WEEK PRIVACY GROUPS ASKED RING TO END IS PARTNERSHIP WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. CITING THE AGREEMENT ALLOWS POLICE ACCESS TO VIDEO FOOTAGE WITHOUT A WARRANT. THE COMPANY RESPONDED BY SAYING THE GOAL IS TO HELP MAKE NEIGHBORHOODS SAFER JASON OLIVEIRA ABC30 ACTION NEWS

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