We use 259 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in Torbay to help tackle crime and keep the public safe. We also use it to help with other things like locating missing people and monitoring traffic flow. 164 of these are located in our town centres and car parks. The remainder are in public buildings, which includes the Town hall, the public libraries and Torre Abbey as well as 15 monitoring traffic flows.
Images from our Town Centre CCTV cameras are recorded 24 hours a day and footage from the system can be used as evidence in both criminal and civil legal proceedings.
Police Access to CCTV Footage
Where an offence has been reported in an area covered by our CCTV cameras, the Police will often ask to view any CCTV footage that might be relevant.
Request CCTV footage
By law you have a right (subject to certain exemptions) to be told whether any personal data is held about you which includes CCTV footage. You can find out more about subject access on the Information Commissioner's Office Opens in a new window website.
If you would like to apply for subject access to our CCTV information please complete Application for Subject Access to CCTV Information and send to us.5739
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