Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV)

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The Gosport CCTV system currently comprises 38 cameras throughout the Borough. The cameras are located in public areas are operated for the purpose of:

  • providing a deterrent to crime and anti social behaviour
  • increasing public tranquillity by reducing the fear of crime
  • to gather evidence to support the detection and Prosecution of offences
  • traffic monitoring
  • management of the Councils services

The CCTV system operates 24 hours per day every day of the year. Images from all of the cameras are recorded onto a digital recording system for a maximum of 30 days.  After this period the images are overwritten.

Disclosure of data obtained by the CCTV System will only be permitted in accordance with the relevant legislation and criteria of the Data Protection Act and is generally only disclosed to the Police.

If CCTV footage relates to a criminal matter, the Police will review the footage as part of their investigation so you do not need to make a data access request.

Requests for access to data from the CCTV System must be made in writing to the head of Corporate Policy and Community Safety at Gosport Borough Council and the relevant forms can be obtained from the Community Safety Team at the Town Hall. This request only allows you to access footage which captures your own personal data. It cannot contain images of third parties or images that would identify third parties (e.g. car registration).

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner self assessment tool can be looked at to see how Gosport are complying with the 12 guiding principles of the surveillance camera code of practice.