Policy for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

Aim

CCTV CameraTo contribute to Corporate and Community Plan aims of reducing the overall level of crime in the County Borough and improving residents’ perceptions of their safety in the community.

In pursuit of this the Council will :-

  • Operate a CCTV system for monitoring activity in higher risk public places to provide enhanced security and evidential quality recordings of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour.
  • Ensure that all staff operating the system are appropriately vetted, accredited and fully trained.
  • Ensure that the system is operated in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and its associated Guidance and Code of Practice.
  • Ensure that proper management and control procedures are in place to protect the integrity and security of all recordings made using the system.
  • Work in partnership with South Wales Police and the Safer Neath Port Talbot Partnership.
  • Extend the CCTV system where both capital and revenue funding allows.
  • Provide monitoring services to schools, industrial units and other premises on the basis of charges to be determined by the Council.
  • Pursue opportunities to integrate the CCTV service into a wider security provision for the Council.

This policy has cross-cutting themes and complements and interlinks with the following Corporate objectives:-

  • Community Safety
  • Confident Communities
  • Improving the quality of life.

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Last Updated: 03.11.2008 at 13:23

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