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Agenda Item No.

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET: 5TH NOVEMBER, 2012

 

REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (HOUSING AND PUBLIC PROTECTION): 10TH OCTOBER, 2012

 

 

"           UPDATE ON THE USE OF CCTV IN THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN (MD) (EXEMPT INFORMATION – PARAGRAPH 18) –

 

The report had been prepared in response to a Request for Consideration which had been received from Councillor R.J. Bertin in respect of the operation of the CCTV facility in the Vale of Glamorgan.  The report referred to current operational arrangements of active CCTV monitoring within the Vale of Glamorgan as supported by the Community Safety Partnership and South Wales Police.  It was noted that the service continued to be able to support any planned operations by South Wales Police on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.  The rate of arrests attributable to the use of CCTV had remained consistent.  The Operational Manager for Customer Relations, in commenting on certain operational aspects of the service, indicated that regular meetings with South Wales Police, the Head of Public Protection and the Principal Community Safety Officer were held to identify and resolve any operational issues.  He also indicated that to further increase service resilience and support for the service, options were currently being assessed to:

 

·                    review the potential for South Wales Police officers to be trained to retrieve CCTV footage for evidential purposes

·                    work in collaboration with other local authorities to identify ways in which to provide business recovery and resilience through partnership working.

 

Discussion ensued on the potential options for the future operational provision to be undertaken by South Wales Police.

 

Having regard to the above and related issues, it was

 

 

RECOMMENDED –

 

(1)       T H A T Cabinet request the Operational Manager for Customer Relations to prepare an appropriate business case and options for the future operational provision of CCTV in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

(2)       T H A T, subject to Recommendation (1) above, a further update report be submitted to the meeting of the Scrutiny Committee in January 2013.

 

(3)       T H A T an annual report on the operational performance of the CCTV service be presented to the Scrutiny Committee for consideration.

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)       To seek Cabinet’s approval.

 

(2)       To update the Scrutiny Committee on the progress in respect of Recommendation (1) subject to the Cabinet’s approval.

 

(3)       To ensure that the service’s performance is monitored and reviewed."

 

 

 

Attached as Part II Appendix -

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