More than 400 police departments across 40 states have teamed up with Amazon to improve community surveillance. Middletown is the first in Delaware to join.
Middletown police entered into a partnership with Amazon’s Ring doorbell-camera company, giving them the potential to get surveillance video from residents.
The partnership lets police request video that community members have uploaded to Ring’s Neighbors app and post crime and traffic updates through the Neighbors Portal, an extension of the app for law enforcement. Community members can post anything they want to the portal anonymously, including written posts, photos and videos.