The South San Francisco Police Department (SSFPD) is reaching out to local business owners and residents who utilize video surveillance systems to bolster community safety efforts. As part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing public safety, SSFPD is launching the Community Camera Assistance Program (CCAP), aimed at leveraging privately-owned surveillance cameras to aid in crime prevention and investigation.

Video surveillance footage often provides crucial details that assist law enforcement in solving cases and ensuring successful prosecutions. SSFPD aims to create a comprehensive network that can be tapped into when needed for investigative purposes by compiling a voluntary registry of video surveillance camera locations across South San Francisco.

“We recognize the invaluable role that video surveillance plays in keeping our community safe,” stated Chief Scott Campbell of the South San Francisco Police Department. “The Community Camera Assistance Program is a proactive step towards enhancing our capabilities to deter and solve crimes.”

Participation in the program is entirely voluntary, and SSFPD assures residents and business owners that they will not actively monitor or control registered cameras. Instead, SSFPD may contact registered participants if their surveillance footage could potentially aid in an investigation.

“We encourage all residents and business owners who have video surveillance systems to join us in this effort,” Campbell added. “Together, we can help maintain South San Francisco as a safe and vibrant place to live, work, and play.”

To register your surveillance camera system or learn more about the Community Camera Assistance Program, please visit