Technology cuts crime in your community
Over recent years, the Salford Community Safety Partnership has brought about significant reductions in crime and disorder across Salford.
One of the ways we have done this is through our effective use of a public space CCTV system, which we operate in accordance with our CCTV code of practice that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Our first CCTV system was installed in the 1990s and since that date our system has expanded with up to 140 CCTV cameras located across Salford.
In 2010, the then Home Secretary officially opened our new state of the art CCTV control room, which has since been certified to the prestigious British Standards of BS 7958, 5979 and 8418.
Our control room is operational 24 hours per day 365 days per year with direct radio communication into Greater Manchester Police. It is also home to the city council's City Watch manned guarding and response service which undertakes preventative and responsive visits to a number of commercial premises across the city.
In 2012, we introduced our first high definition CCTV camera and in 2013 we installed high powered zoom cameras on a number of rooftops across the city which allows us to monitor a much larger area than our traditional street based column cameras. Through our continuing investment in our CCTV system, we have been able to secure a number of arrests, with 61 arrests resulting from CCTV footage in the period from 1 April to 30 June 2013.
We are confident that we can continue these reductions into 2014 and in order to maximise the use of private CCTV cameras we have introduced an innovative CCTV mapping system, which we encourage anyone with a recorded CCTV system, which surveys public space in Salford to use.
Please use the link below to enter details of your recorded CCTV system now. The information you provide will help us to build up an accurate picture of CCTV within Salford and will be held in the strictest of confidence. You will only be contacted in instances where your system may hold vital footage.
Please proceed only if you can confirm that you hold footage recorded from your camera for a period of at least 72 hours.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 10 October 2013