Eye Watch Program
The Eye Watch program is an online database of homes and businesses that have external security cameras. In the event of a criminal incident, the Sheriff's Office can search the database and identify locations where video evidence may have been captured. This evidence could result in the timely and efficient arrest of a criminal or the successful solving of a case.
Join the Program
If you have external video cameras on your home or business, please complete the online questionnaire. You could be the missing link in fighting crime.
By submitting this form, you agree that the St. Lucie or Martin County Sheriff's Office may contact you directly to request surveillance footage if there is reason to believe that your security system has captured evidence of criminal activity. Any footage turned over by you to the St. Lucie or Martin County Sheriff's Office is done so voluntarily and will be protected from public disclosure to the extent required by Sections 281.301 and 119.071, Florida Statutes (2017), except where disclosure is necessary for an official law enforcement purpose as when footage is shared with the offices of the State Attorney and Public Defender. Registrants may terminate their participation in this program upon written request.
This new partnership gives the agency the opportunity to expand the “Eye Watch” program by adding thousands of residential security cameras to the agency’s list of “go-to” video sources during a criminal investigation.
The partnership with RING includes the use of the free Neighbors app to provide residents with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.
Any resident of St. Lucie County can download the free Neighbors app, join your neighborhood, and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the RING team. For more information visit Ring or to download the app go to Download Neighbors by Ring.
If you have a RING security device, you could help local law enforcement solve crimes. If a crime occurs in your neighborhood, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office may contact you through the Neighbors app and request you share video with them that may have captured suspects, vehicles or other important evidence. Sharing that video is as simple as a couple taps on your smartphone or tablet. However, having a RING device is not a requirement in joining the Neighbors network or downloading the app.
These two programs, RING Neighbors and Eye Watch, are services that allow you to help fight and prevent crime and make your neighborhood safer. Please consider joining us in this effort. You might even help put a criminal behind bars.
For more information about either of these programs, call our Crime Prevention Unit at (772) 871-5303.