WHAT IS THE CHICAGO PLAN?
The CHICAGO Plan is a Chicago Police Department initiative that works with the business community to attack crime and gang offenses and to help make Chicago a safer city.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The CHICAGO Plan asks business owners across the city to register their privately owned closed circuit security camera systems and devices. As the Police Department responds to criminal incidents in the community, they can use any information or footage gathered from these security cameras to assist business owners and community members in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SECURITY CAMERA REGISTRATION PROGRAM?
The Chicago Police Department is committed to working with the community to combat crime and improve quality of life throughout the City.
Many businesses within Chicago operate security camera systems. Maintaining an accurate record of those businesses is crucial because it allows the Department to better assist business owners and community members in investigating crimes and prosecuting of criminals.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
If your business or property has an operating security camera system, you can help the police investigate and solve crimes by registering your security camera system with the CHICAGO Plan.
There are two ways that you can register:
- Complete the Chicago Plan form online via the Chicago Police Department's CLEARpath webpage at www.chicagopolice.org.
- Complete the Chicago Plan Form at your local district police station. Completed forms can be turned in to your District's Community Policing Office or faxed to the Chicago Police Department CAPS Project Office at (312) 745-1099.
WHAT INFORMATION IS NECESSARY?
To register, you will need to provide the following:
- The name and address of your location;
- Contact details for the owner or operator of the security camera system and;
- Details regarding your security camera system, such as the type of system, number of cameras, areas covered by the cameras, recording and retention periods, etc.
Additional Information is provided on the registration form.