Adams County Sheriff's Office

Community And Police Team Up to Record Evidence C.A.P.T.U.R.E.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office plans to enhance public safety in our community with the implementation of a new program called C.A.P.T.U.R.E. (Community And Police Team Up to Record Evidence). Residents and businesses are being asked to voluntarily register exterior surveillance cameras with the Sheriff's Office for the purpose of deterring crime and assisting in our overall crime fighting strategy.

How Does the Program Work?

Many residents and business owners operate surveillance systems at their homes and/or businesses that record public areas. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their camera system may have captured information that could help solve the crime. Likewise, law enforcement are not always aware of who may have this potentially helpful information.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents and business owners to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As our agency responds to criminal incidents in Adams County, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from exterior security cameras in the area to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved. There is no fee required to register your camera system.

Are There Privacy and Security Concerns?

This is not an active surveillance program being operated by the Sheriff’s Office, and the Sheriff’s Office will have no direct access to any of the registered private camera systems. The completed registration information will be housed in a secure database, and your information will be kept confidential.

What are the Benefits of Registering Your Camera System?

The C.A.P.T.U.R.E. program will help the Sheriff’s Office quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera you will only be contacted by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera system. Adams County Sheriff’s Office personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. By registering your system with its exterior cameras, you can help make Adams County an undesirable place for criminals to commit crime and keep your entire community safe.

How to Register:

If your residence or business has a security camera system that records public areas, you can access the online form at www.adamsso.com/forms. If you have any questions about registering your system you may contact Community Policing Deputy Joe LeBreck at 608-339-3304 (ext. 858). Thank you for your consideration to assist fighting crime in Adams County, and to potentially aid in the capture of criminal suspects, by being a part of the C.A.P.T.U.R.E. program.

TERMS OF USE

The goal of the C.A.P.T.U.R.E. program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Adams County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and the communities we serve. Accordingly, by registering your camera system, you are indicating your agreement to the following terms:

  • Registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration.
  • Registering your system does not provide ACSO with direct access to your system or cameras.
  • You may ask to remove your system registration at any time.
  • Your information will be kept confidential by the ACSO unless subject to disclosure by law or court order.
  • If there is a crime in the vicinity of your camera(s), you may be contacted by the ACSO to request to view or copy the video if it would assist in the investigation or prosecution of a crime.
  • Under no circumstances are registrants acting as an agent or employee of the ACSO or County of Adams through their participation in the C.A.P.T.U.R.E. program.
  • This program does not and cannot provide active surveillance of your property, and is not to be construed as a promise or obligation to provide any level of safety or security to your property.


If you agree to these TERMS OF USE - complete the information below.

Please provide your camera contact information only if you agree to the above terms:

Self Report Accident Form

This form is also called the Wisconsin Driver Report of Accident

  • DO NOT COMPLETE this Driver Report of Accident if a law enforcement officer completed a Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Accident Report.
  • COMPLETE this Wisconsin Driver Report of Accident if:


There was $1000 or more in damage to any one person's property, Anyone was injured, There was $200 or more damage to government property, other than vehicles.

You can obtain a form by clicking on the following link click here: Wisconsin Driver Report of Accident 

  Complete the form and mail to :
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SECTION
WISCONSIN DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
PO BOX 7919
MADISON  WI   53707-7919

Please be sure to make a copy of the completed form for your files.


You may also obtain the accident/crash report directly from the Department of Transportation (DOT) website              https://app.wi.gov/crashreports