Security cameras database in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Springfield police and business owners plan to work together to create a database of security cameras in the city.

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says police are asking business owners to register their security camera system with the department. He says when a crime is reported, officers will use the database to see if it could have been caught on camera.

KYTV reports the database will not include video, just the location of security cameras. Williams says officers will still have to get business owners’ permission to view any video from their cameras.

A few businesses have already registered their security cameras and police are urging others to do so.

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