Ambler Borough Police Department Urges Residents to Register and Use Security Cameras as Crime Fighting Tools

The Ambler Borough Police Department is asking residents to turn security cameras into crime-fighting tools.

Residents and business owners with security cameras can now register their exterior surveillance cameras to help assist police.

To increase the Ambler Police Department’s ability to investigate criminal activity more efficiently and effectively, they are asking businesses and residents with video surveillance cameras to voluntarily register them with the Police Department.

Should an incident occur in an area where a camera is registered, the owner will be contacted by an officer to determine if the system captured anything that may be of value. This program is entirely voluntary, and the information will be utilized for Police purposes only. At no time does the police department have direct access to a participants system. There is no fee, and your information will be kept confidential. You can unsubscribe to the program at any time.

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance and registering in the program is a great example of a community-police partnership.

Registration forms are self-explanatory and can be easily filled out. You may obtain a form by emailing your request to: or by calling the Ambler Police Department at 215-646-1000 (ask for the Police Dept.)

On the registration form, you’ll be asked to prove contact information as well as details on the location and recording abilities of your cameras. We ask that if you have more than one location you would like to register please submit separate forms for each site.