The need for cameras is continually being assessed by the Police, Broxbourne Borough Council and the Broxbourne Community Safety Partnership with more cameras being installed as and when necessary for the benefit of residents, and to assist the Police in preventing and reducing crime.
The primary objective of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Borough of Broxbourne is to provide a safer public environment for the benefit of those who live, work and visit the area. The use of CCTV helps to:
- Reduce the fear of crime and reassure the public
- Prevent, deter and reduce crime
- Prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour
- Identify actual incidents and possible suspects
- Assist the police in investigating crimes
- Assist the Council in pursuing civil actions
- Assist the Council in improving the environment
Broxbourne Borough Council operates a range of CCTV systems. CCTV cameras are often located in 'hot spots', areas that due to the level of reported crime and anti-social behaviour warrant additional surveillance support to both detect and reduce the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Town centre CCTV systems
Broxbourne Borough Council employs a town centre CCTV control centre which is monitored 24 hours per day, seven days a week. There are currently two town centre CCTV systems, one in Waltham Cross town centre and one in Cheshunt Old Pond area.
Redeployable CCTV systems
The Council has a number of redeployable CCTV systems with a range of functions for targeting anti-social behaviour and enviro-crime.
Static CCTV systems
The Council maintains a number of static CCTV systems at its key community facilities to protect the public and deter crime.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras
The Police, with the support of Broxbourne Council and the Broxbourne Community Safety Partnership, have a network of such cameras on key routes across the Borough to tackle travelling criminality and vehicle crime.
Code of Practice
A Code of Practice for the management of public CCTV systems has been drawn up and agreed by Broxbourne Borough Council, the Police and the Broxbourne Community Safety Partnership.
This Code of Practice has been designed to ensure that the public CCTV schemes operating in the Borough of Broxbourne are managed effectively and regulates how the CCTV systems are used. This is an essential document to ensure both personal privacy and civil liberties are respected and preserved.
For further information on CCTV, please contact the community safety team on 01992 785573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.