In the late summer of 2017, Derbyshire Dales District Council started to roll out an upgraded CCTV system throughout the busiest places in the Dales.
A purpose-designed wholly IP based high definition CCTV system was initially installed at three sites in Matlock Bath - launched to coincide with the busy Illuminations season - with upgrades to follow in the main towns of Wirksworth and Ashbourne (September 2017) and Bakewell and Matlock (October 2017).
The Mytec Group's state-of-the-art digital CCTV recoding system is capable of high definition recordings that can be reproduced and used to identify individuals or incidents throughout the site.
It's a wireless solution and the cameras record in full 25 frames per second high definition for 31 days with instant review and export facilities in line with government recommendations.
Can I view CCTV footage?
We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office.
Due to Data Protection laws, it is likely that most requests to gain or view footage, will not be permitted. This is because we must, as a Data Controller, adhere to various prohibitions within legislation. This said, each request will be assessed on a case by case basis.
If you feel that you have a request that can be sanctioned, you will firstly need to provide DDDC with the following in writing:
- Time and date of incident
- Precise and detailed information of the incident
- Why are requesting the CCTV
- If any insurance body or investigation authority are involved
- If yes, their contact details
- Proof of ID, such as a driving licence or passport
It is possible for anyone to request to view data of themselves if they think they may have been captured on CCTV. However, due to data protection laws, it is not permitted for you to view images where other people in the recording can be identified.
You can request to view footage with our CCTV access to information form https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/images/documents/D/CCTV_Subject_Access_Form.pdf and return it to the Town Hall or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In line with data protection laws, after 31 days the footage will be automatically removed from the system and only footage needed for evidential purposes will remain on the system thereafter
CCTV footage of a crime
If you are a victim of a crime and you think the incident may have been captured on CCTV, you are advised to make contact with Derbyshire police force. As the investigating authority, they will liaise with us to request any relevant footage. If evidence has been captured, the police will seize it as part of their investigation.
CCTV recorded data of motor vehicle incidents
CCTV's most common enquiry by the public is in relation to motor vehicle accidents. In this instance, we advise that you make contact with your insurance company who are able to deal with us directly on your behalf. The costs associated with gathering the relevant information will then be absorbed by the insurance company.
Can I access my personal information?
You have the right to get a copy of the information that is held about you. This is known as a subject access request (SAR). This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the Data Protection Act to any organisation processing personal data. You can find further information via the following link (https://www.gov.uk/request-cctv-footage-of-yourself or by contacting the CCTV partnership on 01629 761372 (Mon–Fri 0900–1700), email email@example.com
Body worn cameras
Body worn cameras can be used by some officers of the District Council to record their interactions with the public where it is appropriate such as when gathering video evidence of anti-social behaviour or when taking enforcement action.
The cameras would usually mounted on the officer’s high visibility uniform at chest height, which offers real-time information and provides visual and audio evidence that can independently verify events.
These cameras have proven to be very successful when targeting and evidencing offences that relate to the safety of the public and with environmental enforcement.
They have also contributed significantly to the increased safety of our front line staff.
The infringement of privacy is kept to a minimum through controlled functions, such as policies and processes that ensure that they are only used in appropriate and not in all circumstances. Any such footage obtained is kept secure and adheres to our informed retention policy. Our policies and procedures for the use of body worn cameras are verified and accredited by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Officer (opens in new window).
Contact details for the partnership CCTV
CCTV Manager is Shaun Herrett: 01629 761372 firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful information related documents can be obtained via the following links:
• How to request CCTV footage of yourself
• When is CCTV covered by the Data Protection Act?
• National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales