The Sheriff’s Office has asked that we share this info for those who would like to register their security camera(s). Here is the website.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Camera Registry
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with CrimeReports.com to provide a forum where businesses and residents can voluntarily register their camera systems. In the event of a nearby crime, officers would then let the camera owner know that there is an opportunity to help solve the crime. The program is completely free and there is no obligation to provide the video footage requested.
NOTE: The Sheriff’s Office can’t view your cameras without your permission or remotely. This is simply for them to know who has cameras in an area. If a crime occurs on your street, they can go to the registry and contact you and ask to view the footage during the time of occurrence.