Public spaces CCTV
The purpose of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is to deter and detect crime and disorder, thereby creating a safer environment for the whole community. It is also used to monitor traffic flow and assisting in traffic management issues. Strict procedures are in place to ensure that cameras and footage are only used in line with data protection laws, protecting the right to privacy whilst still detecting and preventing crime.
The public space CCTV systems that Dorset Council own and operate are in the following areas: