Disclaimer and Terms of Use 

The goal of the Community Camera program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Merkel Police Department and the community we serve. Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and


  • If necessary, the Merkel Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided by you at the time of registration, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage.

  • Any and all video surveillance footage shall remain the property of the registrant until it is requested by the Merkel Police Department and collected from the registrant by the Merkel Police Department.

  • Your voluntary participation in this program shall not be construed as an obligation to release any surveillance video to the Merkel Police Department upon request.

  • Any footage containing or related to criminal activity collected by the Merkel Police Department may be used as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.  


  • Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Merkel and/or the Merkel Police Department through the program.


  • Under no circumstances shall the Merkel Police Department utilize any information obtained to view footage/feeds directly from cameras owned by registrants.

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