Millville police introduce 2 new programs to keep public safe

MILLVILLE — The Police Department has announced programs to help those with autism or Alzheimer’s and to register home-security cameras.

Registration for the M.P.D. Safe Return and Security Camera Registration programs starts Friday.

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M.P.D. Safe Return is a program in which caregivers of people with autism or Alzheimer’s can voluntarily register them with the Police Department so they can be identified if they become lost, Lt. Ross Hoffman said in a statement.

Police need a current photo. Officers will also ask questions about what frightens or agitates a loved one, Hoffman said. The information will be entered into a secure database so officers can quickly return a loved one with minimal stress.

The second program, Security Camera Registration, asks residents with home-security cameras to voluntarily register them with police, Hoffman said.

Police will ask for contact information and location of cameras on the property and then enter that information into a secure database. If a crime happens in your neighborhood, Millville police will contact you to see if there has been any evidence of the crime captured by the camera.

Police will not monitor cameras for general security purposes if granted permission to access the cameras remotely, Hoffman said.

Both M.P.D. Safe Return and Security Camera Registration forms can be found on the City of Millville webpage, the Police Department webpage and Facebook page or at the police station.

Completed and signed M.P.D. Safe Return forms can be emailed to MPDsafereturn@pd.millvillenj.gov, hand-delivered to the police station or mailed to the Millville Police Department, Attn: Safe Return at 18 S. High St., Millville, NJ 08322.

The completed and signed Security Camera Registration forms can be emailed to securitycamera@pd.millvillenj.gov, hand-delivered to the police station or mailed to Millville Police Department, Attn: Security Camera at 18 S. High St., Millville, NJ 08322.