Facewatch provides a secure online portal enabling Police, businesses and communities to work together towards reducing crime.

Facewatch is FREE for police to use and requires no systems integration to get started, just an internet connection.


What is Facewatch?

Facewatch is a web-based crime-reporting tool that saves your police officers time and effort.

Your police force can use Facewatch to receive low-level crime reports from businesses in your constabulary. You can quickly and easily view evidence and collaborate with members of the business community to reduce crime and the impact of crime.

Facewatch allows businesses, security services and communities to work together to help your police force optimise time and resource requirements therefore reducing crime.

How does Facewatch help Police?

The following Police Forces are already using Facewatch:

Your crime recording team receive emails and online crime reports directly to their desktop.

Witness statements are taken and approved at the scene of the incident and automatically formatted into an MG11 by the system. Still images and moving CCTV footage can be attached to the Incident Report. This removes the need to visit the premises to gather all this information as it is handled by the Facewatch online crime report.

Facewatch is available wherever you have an Internet connection. You can sign in with your personal user details and access the system from a browser on your desktop or on compatible mobile devices.

Your Police Force can use Facewatch to compare and match subject of interest images, match and associate individuals to incidents, identify gangs, crime patterns and track the progress of on-going investigations. Facewatch generates crime statistics for easy analysis and benchmarking.

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    Excellent technology for fighting crime, reducing bureaucracy and saving time.

    Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, Metropolitan Police Service

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    I am pleased to support Facewatch for its practical use of technology in the fight to combat crime. The system is a catalyst for businesses and police to join together; a great example of citizens and communities getting involved alongside the police.

    Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers

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    We were greatly impressed with how Facewatch achieves the capture and provision of CCTV evidence to the police. It is apparent how this has had an impact on the prevention of crime and has great potential in further tackling offending. Facewatch really involves harnessing the technology's potential, for the benefit of the victims of crime, and for the effective investigation and prosecution of offences on their behalf.

    Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS London

Facewatch ID

Facewatch ID is a smartphone App that enables the public to view and identify individuals of interest to the police.

The Facewatch ID App enables members of the public to submit identification information, in confidence or openly, directly to the police.

More than 100,000 people have now downloaded the Facewatch ID App and some 9 million individual image views have taken place. This has led to hundreds of positive identifications and numerous arrests.

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