Our public realm enforcement officers and dog wardens use body-worn CCTV cameras while working.
The key objectives of the CCTV cameras are:
- to protect members of staff and the public.
- to discourage physical assaults, aggressive or abusive behaviour against staff.
- to deter and detect crime and anti-social behaviour.
- to assist in the identification of offenders leading to their arrest and successful prosecution.
- to reduce staff’s fear of crime or aggressive or violent behaviour.
- to provide evidence in cases of alleged illegal activity or in disciplinary offences. This may amount to misconduct by members of staff.
- to promote officer compliance with council policies and procedures.
- to help investigate breaches in Health and Safety incidents, investigate formal complaints or to resolve grievances.
The decision to implement the use of body-worn CCTV cameras was made at the Strategy and Resource Committee on 10 October 2016.