Biloxi Police launch new camera-registry initiative

The Biloxi Police Department is inviting business and residential video camera owners to register their security camera locations with the department as part of a new public safety initiative.

This will enable Biloxi Police, with the permission of the camera owner, to quickly and securely obtain recorded video in the event of an incident near a particular location.

The new initiative – fÅ«susREGISTRY — involves registering a camera with the department through a quick-and-easy process explained at

Powered by fÅ«sus, the cloud platform supplements crime reduction strategies by providing a safe, secure, and confidential interface where business and homeowners may register their property’s video cameras, empowering individual community members to help reduce crime in their local areas. In the aftermath of crime, the investigation often involves officers engaging in time-consuming neighborhood canvases, looking for nearby private cameras to develop suspect information. The voluntary fÅ«susREGISTRY process allows investigators to know almost immediately if video evidence might be available at a particular location and whom to contact to retrieve it.

Camera registration does not give live video access to the police department; it gives only camera location information, for use when an incident occurs. Investigators will contact camera owners only if they need assistance collecting camera recordings. In the event of a crime, for example, police may automatically request from a store owner recorded video to speed the process of evidence gathering for their investigation.

Both residential and commercial property owners are invited to register their surveillance cameras. Registrant information and any video files provided will be kept confidential and used only in the event of a criminal investigation. The Biloxi Police will not disclose registrant information related to the fūsusREGISTRY program.

For more information about the program, contact the Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at
Learn more about the program and how to register your camera

News & notes: Weekly report; road closure; immunization fair

The week that was: Last week, the Police Department handled 2,002 calls for service; Fire Department answered 122 calls for service, including 78 medical emergencies and three fires; the Community Development Department issued 103 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $1.8 million and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here

U.S. 90 lane closure: The northernmost lane of U.S. 90 south of the Biloxi Cemetery will be closed until 5 p.m. on Wednesday for nearby work. For traffic updates, click here.

Immunization fair: The Fifth Annual Immunization Fair continues this week, for preschool, kindergarten and returning students, at the Biloxi High School as a drive through. For more information, click here.