Residents can now play a role in helping the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office keep the community safe.

What you need to know

The FBCSO launched the Community Connect Program on April 17, an initiative working to create a real-time crime center stored in the Cloud. The program will provide information that can assist with investigations and emergency response, including a security camera registry, according to a news release.

How to get involved

Fort Bend County residential and commercial property owners are invited to register their security cameras. Information and video files from registered parties will only be used in investigations and will be kept confidential, according to the news release.

Cameras can be registered through the self-service portal, here.

Why it matters

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan said he strongly urges security camera owners to take part in this program to help law enforcement in safety efforts.

“Continuing to build a real partnership between our residents and businesses and the sheriff’s office is the key to a successful public safety landscape,” Fagan said in the news release. “This new platform will enable us to operate more efficiently to create a safer county for our residents.