We have installed CCTV systems in some of our premises used by members of the public, for the purposes of public and staff safety and crime prevention and detection. CCTV is also installed on the outside of some of our buildings for the purposes of monitoring building security and crime prevention and detection. They are installed in our recycling sites for the purposes of public and staff safety, crime prevention and detection, and to prevent and detect abuse of council policies.
Images captured by CCTV will not be kept for longer than necessary. However, on occasions there may be a need to keep images for longer, for example where a crime is being investigated.
You have the right to see CCTV images of yourself and be provided with a copy of the images.
Body Worn Videos (BWV) incorporating audio recording are being used by staff when necessary for their protection or for operational purposes.
The aim of the BWV technology is to:
promote the safety of the officers
reduce the potential number of confrontational situations experienced by officers
reduce potential escalation of incidents
augment opportunities for evidence capture for the purposes of criminal and/or civil proceedings
We operate CCTV and disclose recordings in accordance with the code of practice issued by the Information Commissioner. You have the right to see images/audio recording of yourself in accordance with data protection legislation and be provided with a copy of the images.
We will only disclose images and audio to other authorised bodies who intend to use it for the purposes stated above. Images and audio will not be released to the media for entertainment purposes or placed on the internet for public viewing.