Okotoks RCMP have launched a new program within the town and are looking for community support.

They've launched a new voluntary surveillance program called CAPTURE. 

CAPTURE is an acronym for Community Assisted Policing Through Use of Recorded Evidence.

Okotoks residents can now actively help with crime prevention by registering their home security cameras and allowing access by the RCMP.

The RCMP will then map out where the cameras are in the community and have quick access when needed.

In a media release from the Town of Okotoks, RCMP Staff Sergeant Zane Semaniuk said "The CAPTURE program adds another valuable layer to community safety in Okotoks, through community assisted policing with sharing recorded video evidence."

The program is free to join, and all video and photo footage will still belong to the citizen and will only be shared with RCMP on a voluntary basis.

The database will also be kept confidential and only accessible by the RCMP.

Click here if you'd like more information on the program and if you'd like to join then contact the Alberta RCMP at 587-837-2289 or email KCAPTURE@rcmp-grc.ca.

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