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Video Camera Systems Ordinance

Recognizing the benefits of security cameras the City of White Plains has a new crime prevention ordinance that requires some select business to install a modest camera system that will record people as they enter a business.

In general the ordinance requires that any business that sells alcohol for consumption, and business that are open to the public during the overnight hours, and certain other specific business such as pharmacies, pawn shops, and check cashing establishments install and maintain a video camera system that meets the ordinances requirements.

The ordinance requires that that those business' that meet the requirements file an annual certification form. The form is available to download in a PDF format by clicking HERE or the form may picked up at the Department of Public Safety. The form should be printed out and completed and then either scanned an emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., faxed to (914) 422-6122, mailed to White Plains Police Department, 77 South Lexington Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 or delivered in person to the Data Management Unit.

Details of the exact requirements can be found in the ordinance which is posted HERE in its entirety.

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