Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and surveillance

In order to prevent and detect crime and prevent disorder, the Council has powers to carry out surveillance. The Council has a policy to ensure these powers are only used when necessary and proportionate.

A copy of the Council's policy document is available to view online:

The Council has decided to publish the number of times and purposes for which RIPA is used by its staff. This table shows the information for the last four years: