From the Daily News:
Cops in northern Queens are building a database to map the locations of local business security cameras to help save time when looking for footage of a crime.
The pilot program, dubbed Operation Watchout, was officially launched at the beginning of the year, when cops began reaching out to the seven business improvement districts in Patrol Borough Queens North, sources said.
The initiative is designed for each of the eight precincts within Queens North - the 104th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, 114th and 115th - to have a list of nearby cameras to immediately check any recordings near the scene of a crime.
"Instead of going door to door, [cops] can just go to where they know the cameras are," a police source said.