CommunityConnect Update

December 19, 2018

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Blaine Police Department Introduces CommunityConnect

The Blaine Police Department is excited to introduce CommunityConnect a new program focused on crime prevention and community building.

The CommunityConnect program gives residents of Blaine a way to join with their neighbors to make our community a safer place to live, work and play. CommunityConnect is made up of six initiatives:

  • Crime Mapping
  • Camera Registration
  • Social Media
  • Night to Unite
  • Email Updates
  • Security Surveys

CommunityConnect is a modernized version of the old neighborhood crime watch. The program is designed to connect the entire community instead of just pockets of neighborhoods. The program is a service of the community outreach unit of the Blaine Police Department.

For more information about CommunityConnect, visit

Blaine’s Camera Registration Program

How does it work?

The Blaine Police Department wants to partner with residents and business owners who have video surveillance on the exterior of their homes or business. You might have a multi-camera system or a simple doorbell camera at your front door. No mater your level of surveillance your participation in this program
will help the police department in the event of a crime in your area.

How do I participate?

If you choose to participate, start by registering your camera system with the police department at BlaineMN.
. Participation is voluntary and you can end your participation at any time. Your information will be
kept confidential, secure, and only accessible to police personnel. If a crime occurs in your area, officers and/or detectives may contact you to ask if you have footage of the incident. The Blaine Police Department will not have a direct link or connection to any private alarm or camera system. 

Why should I participate?

The primary goal is to include residents and businesses and give them an opportunity to assist the Blaine Police Department in deterring crime, catching criminals and promoting public safety. By sharing your security footage with us, you may help us in catching a criminal quicker. As a part of the CommunityConnect program, we will provide you with a window sticker that identifies you as a camera
registration member.

Registration is Easy

Fill out the brief questionnaire regarding property information, camera locations, video storage format and frequency, and your camera specifications.

Once registered, you will receive a special CommunityConnect Camera Registration sticker. This will allow officers to quickly identify houses with registered cameras available. 

Help fight crime, register today. 

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