Video i-Witness

About the Program


The Video i-Witness program is one of the Brookings Police Department’s contemporary crime prevention and investigation tools that demonstrates the effectiveness of partnerships between police and the community.

Registering your camera not only helps deter crime, but assists the Department in its investigative efforts if a crime occurs in your neighborhood.  Protect yourself, your family and your community by registering with the Brookings Police Video i-Witness.

1. Register

Registration is simple and only takes about 10 minutes to complete. You will provide basic information and tell us where your cameras are located. There is no cost associated with registration and your information is confidential. You may delete your registration at any time. Click here to Register.

2. Verify

Once you have completed the registration and verification process, a member of the Department will follow up with you to confirm your registration. At this point, you will also receive a Neighborhood Video i-Witness window decal to display in your home or business. 

3. When you will be called to help

You will only be contacted by Police Personnel (by phone or email) in the future if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in the investigation of a crime.

More Information

For more information on how to register with the Video i-Witness Program, contact Assistant Chief Joe Fishbaugher or Detective Adam Smith at (605) 692-2113.