KPD offers new resource for residents to aid crime solving efforts

Published on March 28, 2024

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LĪHUʻE – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is excited to offer a new opportunity for residents to assist in crime solving efforts and strengthen community safety.

KPD is dedicated to leveraging technology to enhance public safety within the community and has established an initiative called City Protect that allows residents and businesses to voluntarily register their external security camera locations. Following a crime, officers often go door-to-door to seek any cameras in the area. This process is time consuming and can delay the apprehension of the suspect at large. City Protect allows law enforcement to utilize registration data to determine nearby cameras and contact the owner with a request to view the camera footage. Having this important information readily available will save valuable time and allow officers to move forward with their investigation more efficiently.

Registration is completely voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time. The Kaua‘i Police Department will not have direct access to the security camera or the security camera system, nor are participants obligated to provide video footage, if asked. Registration will simply inform law enforcement of the location of an existing device and build a working knowledge of the camera network within the community while respecting individual privacy.

“This program is designed to deter crime and promote public safety through a proactive partnership between residents, businesses and KPD,” shared Lieutenant Stacy Perreira. “By participating, you can actively contribute to the safety and security of your neighborhood. Mahalo for your commitment to making Kaua‘i a safer place to live, work and thrive.”

To register a security camera and join KPD in this important community safety initiative, please visit or scan the QR Code below.


For further information or assistance with camera registration, please contact the Kaua‘i Police Department at (808) 241-8104.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the Kaua‘i Police Department have access into my camera system?

No. Absolutely no system sign-on information will be collected in City Protect. The database will contain only your basic contact information. If necessary, KPD will contact you directly to request the appropriate video surveillance footage. Even after registration, you are under no obligation to provide any surveillance video to KPD.


What cameras should I register?

Doorbell cameras, exterior cameras, or interior cameras that would potentially capture images of a person or vehicle outside your home could all be valuable to investigating officers.


Will you need specific camera information such as make, model, serial number?

No. As mentioned above, only your basic contact information will be collected.


What kind of information is required to sign up and who has access to it?

The process to register your cameras is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. You will be asked to provide the street address of the installed security camera and include contact information for the owner or operator of the camera.



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