We work with local police and communities to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour. We also use closed circuit television (CCTV) as a tool to tackle crime to increase community safety.
Why we use CCTV
CCTV is a useful tool for:
- Tackling crime
- Helping vulnerable residents
- Keeping communities safe
The CCTV system will only be used to:
- Enhance community safety
- Reduce crime and the fear of crime
- Deter anti-social behaviour, all within the bounds of an approved Code of Practice (the Data Protection Act 2018, The Human Rights Act 1998, and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 also serve to protect the rights of the general public)
The Benefit to the Community
- Instant picture information to the Police
- Police able to target their resources better
- Cameras deter crime
- Detection or identification and quicker apprehension of suspects
- Prevention of incidents before they begin
- Instant assistance with accidents, people taken ill, collapsed etc.
- Quicker and more effective for finding lost or wanted people
Request CCTV footage
You have the right to request CCTV footage of yourself under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You have a right to be provided with images of yourself, if we hold them, but not of any third parties.
We hold CCTV footage for a period of 31 days only. Any footage requested beyond this time limit will not be available.
Road traffic collision or offence
If your request relates to a road traffic collision, we won't be able to accept a Subject Access Request for this as we can only provide images of you, and not of third parties - you will need to go through your insurance company or legal representative.
If your request relates to a road traffic offence, such as a fail to stop, you must go to the Police.
If you would like CCTV footage of yourself
If you require CCTV footage of yourself where you are present and identifiable, which may have been captured by cameras we own, please provide the following identifying information where applicable:
- date and time of the requested footage
- precise location of the requested footage
- description of yourself and clothing worn at the time of the incident (to help the CCTV operators locate the footage of you)
- any further descriptive details you feel are relevant to your application
We may refuse to provide footage to you if it is likely to prejudice:
- Prevention and detection of crime
- Apprehension and prosecution of offenders
If no data is held with regard to your request, or the data falls into a category exempt from disclosure, we will write to you and tell you.