CCTV is not just about the big cameras on the High Street. CCTV can be used in your own home for added security. We already know it doesn't just offer peace of mind but that it also acts as a deterrent.
During an investigation into anti-social behaviour The Community Safety Team can install covert cameras to provide evidence to a court of the problems a community have been facing.
In order for us to use the hidden and covert cameras we have to apply for special legal consent. This means we have to have very good reason to use the cameras. We have to be mindful of the people we don't want included in the footage and the cameras can only be in place for a certain amount of time. Use of cameras has to be necessary and proportionate to what we are investigating.
If you are worried about using a camera on your property or worried that someone else's camera overlooks you or your property you can read the more on the subject here.
Anti-social behaviour in your area
We are fortunate to live in a district where crime and anti-social behaviour levels are low compared to other areas in the country. This also means that we don't get to use the covert cameras very often - but please be assured that we will!
We are pleased to let you know that In the majority of cases, when we have used the cameras, it has lead to prosecutions.
You can view the statistics in your area by visiting the Police Crime Mapping Site.
What you can do
If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, or other community safety issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Feel free to use the diary sheet below to record your incident and then, please contact us. You may find the guidance leaflet useful or you could visit the Incident Diary page for more information.
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