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CCTV Spend

Requested on
Thu 3rd November, 2011
Reference
FOI 1514
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I am writing to obtain information about the amount your authority has spent on its CCTV network in the past four years. I also wish to find out how many mobile and fixed surveillance cameras are controlled by your authority.

To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting:

1) The amount spent by your authority on the installation of public-facing CCTV cameras and the purchase or lease of recording equipment and premises in the financial years:
a) April 1st 2010 – March 31st 2011
b) April 1st 2009 – March 31st 2010
c) April 1st 2008 – March 31st 2009

If any of this spend was provided by a central Government grant or PFI, please make clear how much of the total cost was provided. I would like this information broken down into fixed and mobile camera devices. I have included a model table for clarity:

Council
Financial Year
Amount spent on fixed public facing cameras
Amount spent on mobile public facing cameras
Central Government grant or PFI
Total council spend on cameras

2) The annual cost of your authority’s public-facing CCTV operation and maintenance in the financial years:
a) April 1st 2010 – March 31st 2011
b) April 1st 2009 – March 31st 2010
c) April 1st 2008 – March 31st 2009

I would like this information broken down into fixed and mobile camera devices. I have included a model table for clarity:

Council
Financial Year
Annual cost of CCTV operation and maintenance for fixed cameras
Annual cost of CCTV operation and maintenance for mobile cameras
Total council spend on CCTV operation and maintenance


3) The annual wage and salary cost of CCTV operators including pension liabilities to your authority in the financial years:
a) April 1st 2010 – March 31st 2011
b) April 1st 2009 – March 31st 2010
c) April 1st 2008 – March 31st 2009

4) The total number of cameras:
a.) controlled by your authority on 31st August 2011
b.) controlled by your authority, broken down into mobile and fixed devices, on 31st August 2011
c.) If it exists, a copy of any internal guidance on CCTV usage

If your authority’s public-facing CCTV operation is operated by either the local police or another council, or on behalf of another authority, please make this clear and provide any details of the annual cost of the lease or annual stipend paid to (or received from) these organisations for the operation of the CCTV network.

Answer

Attached is a spreadsheet showing the information you have requested.

Charnwood does not have an internal CCTV guidance document.

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