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​Thornton Home & Business Security Cam Registry

A Community Security Camera Sharing Program

surveillance screensThe Thornton Police Department, in an on-going partnership with Residents and Businesses, is announcing a voluntary program to register their address as a location that operates a video monitoring system like RING, Nest, etc.  The registry allows for police officers to readily identify known locations throughout Thornton that have video monitoring systems that could potentially aid police with criminal investigations. These investigations frequently involve time-intensive neighborhood canvasses, all in an effort to locate a surveillance camera that may have captured evidence related to a crime. Knowing ahead of time where cameras are located greatly speeds up investigations and apprehension of suspects.

The program DOES NOT ALLOW police to access, watch, or monitor your camera system without your permission. The program is simply a registry to let the Thornton Police Department know that you have a security camera system, and are willing to team up with police. In the case of a crime in your area, you would be contacted from the registry in hopes of obtaining video evidence of the crime.  By registering your camera, it is not only a deterrent of crime, but assists the department in its overall crime prevention strategy in your neighborhood.  Please know that your participation in the program is kept anonymous and police alone will have access to the registry. By collaborating with the Thornton Police Department in this effort, you protect yourself, your family and your property.

The Thornton Police Department’s Vision Statement

The Vision of the Thornton Police Department is to be recognized as the standard of excellence in law enforcement.  We will accomplish this by leading in technological innovation, personnel development, data driven decision making, collaborative partnerships and providing proactive police service to our community.

police officer speaking with residentDisclaimer and Terms of Use:
The goal of the Home & Business Security Cam Program, is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Thornton Police department and its residents.

All Community Security Cam Sharing Program registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:

If necessary, the Thornton Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided on this site, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage, if captured.

Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the city of Thornton and/or the Thornton Police Department through the Home & Business Security Cam Registry Program.

If you elect to inform us that you have video footage, it will allow officers to contact you should a crime occur in or near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask that you let us know by filling out our registration form by clicking the button above.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Thornton Police Department Community Relations Officer at 720-977-5000.


Surveillance Program FAQs
    • Yes, your information will only be viewed by Thornton Police Department personnel.
    • There is an option on the registration form to fill out your preferred method of contact (email or phone).
    • No, this partnership is completely voluntary. You will only be contacted if a crime occurs in your neighborhood and you are willing to share any footage your cameras may have recorded and/or photographed.
    • An email will be sent periodically to ensure you are still willing to participate in the program. Your information will be stored in a secure database maintained by assigned police personnel.