Starting May 1, 25 people living in the city of Chillicothe can earn $200 from the Chillicothe Police Department.
Chillicothe PD is beginning their Camera Partnership Reimbursement Program. Residents who agree to the program will buy security cameras for their homes and then allow the police to have access to the cameras if crimes happen in the area.
“It’s one more tool for the citizens in the community to have, one more tool for us to have. And the community is great around here, we have a lot of support from the community and I think that’s why we have the buy in we do so far,” said Chillicothe Police Chief Scott Mettille.
“We have already started doing this by creating a database. So if we do have any vehicle burlgaries or residential burglaries or anything it could be needed for. The detectives or the officers can go into the database, check it out, and see already where we have the cameras,” Mettille said.
The Police Department has $5,000 in the program, so 25 households can benefit. The money comes from the Police Protection Fund, which Chief Mettille says comes from the towing of cars of drunk drivers and cars found with drugs in them.