We first want to thank everyone who sends us photos and videos!
Is it legal to video the police and scenes? YES!
Full Details from the ACLU at http://rockfordscanner.com/photographing-police-is-legal-photography-laws-on-photographing-police/
What to send us: Fires, Accidents, Shootings, Robberies, Weather, Anything news related!
Name credited or anonymous? We like to give credit where it is due. If you prefer to stay anonymous, please let us know when you send us your content
Examples of things to photograph: Main subject (Fire, accident, robberies, shootings, etc…), Emergency personnel, Damages, Skid marks, Nearby surroundings, Street signs, Etc…. You want to capture the main subject and also what is going on at the scene.
Due to recent actions of some people. We will now REQUIRE a photo of a scene if you submit something to us. People would tell us there is a scene, and we would waste our time and gas to go there to work the story for the fans. And then it ended up being a false report. We been sent on many wild goose chases.
Plain and simple, we do appreciate everyone’s reports. But to verify your report we will need you to submit a photo as well. This way we know it is valid and we are not wasting our time and gas on false reports from people. We are just weeding out the trolls and verifying the reports.
We can not tell you how many wild goose chases we been sent on. So we have implemented this new rule, due to these false reports.
So when you send in your tips, be sure to send in a photo!
It is LEGAL to take photos of scenes. If you do not want your name posted, we will keep you anonymous. And if you don’t want the photo used, let us know.
By submitting your content to us, you give Rockford Scanner full permission to use your content. You agree that the content is yours and you give us full permission to use the content.