Community Outreach Programs

The concept of community policing is a fundamental part of the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD). Intervention and prevention are key elements to a safe community. GVPD actively pursues building positive relationships with members of our community through our community outreach programs.

  1. CommunityCAM

CommunityCAM is a GVPD program that allows residents who have exterior video surveillance, like a doorbell camera, to help the department if a crime occurs in their neighborhood. Golden Valley businesses are also encouraged to join the program.

How It Works

Joining the program and registering your security camera is as easy as submitting an online form. Then, when a crime occurs in your area, GVPD personnel may contact you to view your video in an attempt to gain more information about the crime.

Participation is voluntary and free and includes a CommunityCAM window decal. Residents and businesses can stop their participation at any time.

What You Should KnowGolden Valley CommunityCAM

  • Registering your camera with the GVPD does not give the department direct access to your camera
  • You may withdraw your registration at any time.
  • Participant information will be kept private under Minnesota State Statute §13.37 subdivision 3 unless subject to disclosure.

Get Started

Register with CommunityCAM online or stop by the Golden Valley Public Safety building.

For more information on the program, email the Golden Valley Police Department or call 763-593-8079.

Terms Of Use

The goal of the program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Golden Valley Police Department and the community. Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and conditions

  • Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the Golden Valley Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.
  • Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Golden Valley and/or the Golden Valley Police Department through the program.
  • If necessary, the Golden Valley Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided on this site, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage.
  1. Crime Prevention Fund
  1. Neighborhood Watch
  1. Police Reserves
  1. Ride-Along Program