January 7, 2019 - Marietta Police Department announces their new Systems in Marietta Intersecting with Law Enforcement (SMILE) program.
Our goal is to build a secure map of surveillance camera systems already installed within the city. In the event a crime occurs, investigators could view the new SMILE map to determine which cameras may have captured images of a suspect. This new map will not have access to any cameras or systems, but simply document their locations as well as the contact information the owner provided. The map will only be accessible to law enforcement personnel. The SMILE program is completely voluntary, confidential, and free. Homeowners and business owners retain all system access, videos and images just like they always have. Providing investigators with this new map will reduce the time walking neighborhoods and potentially speed up investigations.
Homeowner Associations began inquiring last year about private Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) for their subdivisions. One such system, installed as a trial, was responsible for the apprehension of a wanted felon as well as the recovery of a stolen vehicle in an ongoing investigation. The MPD supports the use of these technologies as a way of deterring crime as well as providing valuable information if a crime occurs. ALPR locations will be a valuable addition to the SMILE map.
Please direct all questions concerning the completion of the form via email to Officer Michael Freer or via telephone at 770-794-5265.
We assembled a pamphlet that explains the SMILE program in a printed format. Feel free to download, print, and distribute. When printing, choose to print "on both sides and flip on the short side."