Wondering about how you can help continue the reduction of crime in our community?Thinking about installing a security camera on your home or business? Check out the Mayor’s recently passed Private Security Camera System Incentive Program Emergency Act of 2016: http://mayor.dc.gov/release/mayor-bowser-signs-safer-stronger-law-deter-crime-and-help-solve-open-cases
Here is an excerpt from the full posting:
The program will provide rebates for the purchase and registration of a security camera system on the exterior of a building owned or leased by a resident, business, nonprofit or religious institution….
These cameras will be registered with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), which will use footage to identify criminals after crimes have occurred. In addition, the cameras will help serve as a deterrent to anyone considering a crime against a property. Once the cameras are registered with MPD, officers will be able to request the video footage while investigating any crimes that occurred in the vicinity of the camera. MPD will not have live video access to the cameras.
The program provides a rebate of:
- Up to $200 of the purchase price per camera installed on the exterior of a residential building, with a maximum rebate of up to $500 per residential address
- Up to $200 of the purchase price per camera installed on the exterior of a business, commercial, nonprofit or religious institution with a maximum rebate of up to $750 per address