Local Lens Program

Do you have a home surveillance system? Would you like to help your local police solve crimes? 

Let’s be partners!

The Ephrata Police Department, in conjunction with CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Inc, is proud to introduce our “Local Lens” program.  Local Lens invites individuals and businesses to contribute to the safety of their neighborhood by registering their security cameras with the Ephrata Police Department.

Security images often make the difference between a criminal being identified and brought to justice, or a crime going unsolved.  Time and again, the police turn to the public to name an unknown suspect – caught on video - who has stolen from, robbed, burglarized, or otherwise harmed a member of their community.

But we don’t always know where to find the pictures.

With Local Lens, interested parties can pre-register their cameras, along with contact information, with the police department.  Having this information in advance, we can reach out to the members of our community that we know have cameras in place.

Don’t worry:

REGISTERING YOUR CAMERAS DOES NOT GIVE THE POLICE ACCESS TO YOUR SYSTEM!

It just gives us a contact to call and see if something was captured.   You can check your own system and then let us know!

CLICK HERE to become a Local Lens Partner 

Not sure you understand? CLICK HERE for more info.