Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in Chichester District

We currently have a monitored CCTV system for several of our council managed car parks, and also on-street in areas in:

  • Chichester
  • Selsey
  • Midhurst
  • Petworth
  • East Wittering and;
  • Bosham.

The system only operates in public places. The service is managed by a team of trained personnel and Sussex Police, which provides a daily 24 hour monitoring operation. We work in partnership with Sussex Police  and ChiBAC (Chichester Businesses Against Crime). The CCTV system is in place to enhance public safety and reduce the fear of crime, to assist with the detection of crime and anti-social behaviour and to help the Police to respond more quickly to incidents.

We have a CCTV Code of Practice in support of the delivery and management of CCTV operation. We also have an agreed working protocol with Sussex Police in relation to the monitoring of police CCTV cameras and the management of evidence. Where a crime is reported to the police that may have been recorded on CCTV, Sussex Police will have responsibility for the investigation of the crime and viewing of possible CCTV evidence in accordance with the above codes and protocols. The operation of the CCTV system complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and procedures are in place to protect the data and to ensure that it is used in accordance with the requirements of the Act.