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Police prepare to handout free doorbell cameras to Portsmouth residents

The Portsmouth Police Dept. released new details on its Doorbell Camera Community Initiative to help curb crime in the city.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Portsmouth Police Dept. released new details on its Doorbell Camera Community Initiative.

The department plans to issue free doorbell cameras to residents to help curb crime in the city. The camera system, called Blink, will include a free one-year subscription.

The department will begin handing out only a select few of the cameras on August 4 during the ROC The Block Community Walk in Prentiss Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cameras will be given out to residents of the neighborhood.

Although, the department said they will distribute more cameras in the following weeks.

If you would like to sign up for one of the doorbell cameras, the department asks you to contact the PPD Community Enhancement Division at 757–393–8092 extension 7167. 

Then, your name will be placed in a lottery and participants will be selected on a first come-first serve basis, unless you are identified as having special circumstances.  

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