Security Camera Rebates Available for Park View Residents & Businesses
Earlier this year, The Private Security Camera Incentive Program, administered by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (Office), was established and went into effect. The Program creates a rebate for residents, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions to purchase and install security camera systems on their property and register them with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The program provides a rebate of up to $200 per camera, with a maximum rebate of up to $500 per residential address and $750 for all other addresses. This program is intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations (more details here).
If you purchased a security camera after September 22, 2015 , live in the Park View neighborhood, and register your camera with MPD you are eligible for a rebate. The rebate form is located here.
The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants will give priority consideration to properties, businesses, and religious institutions in the following Police Service Areas (PSA):104, 105, 107, 108, 202, 207, 208, 302, 303, 305, 402, 403, 405, 409, all PSAs in the Fifth Police District, 602, 603, 604, 608, and all PSAs in the Seventh Police District. The good news for those in the Park View area is that the entire neighborhood is in PSA 302 and 409, both of which are priority areas.
Here are the basics (FAQs here).
Who is eligible? How much are the rebates?
- homeowners and renters – up to $500 (maximum of $200 per camera)
- businesses – up to $750 (maximum of $200 per camera)
- non-profit organizations – up to $750 (maximum of $200 per camera)
- religious institutions – up to $750 (maximum of $200 per camera)
What areas are eligible?
- the highest crime area in each Ward will receive priority
- other areas as identified by the Mayor
How much is the total funding available?