CCTV

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.

Background

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 state of the art CCTV control room, which 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.

The control room was accredited to British Standard 7958 the British Standard for CCTV Management and Operation in 2010. Additional compliance has since been attained for security alarm monitoring. In 2015 our service was among the first to achieve certification to the Surveillance Camera Commissioners Code of Practice.

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. These allow us to monitor a much larger area than our traditional street based column cameras.

Through our continuing investment in our CCTV system, we have upgraded cameras where possible to provide high definition widescreen images. These range from 720p resolution even up to the new 4K resolution. This is in combination with improved low-light capability to maintain full colour images often throughout the night. As a result of this investment, our service is now able to give the police even better information to help them locate offenders, missing persons and other incidents that may occur.

Crime statistics

The council’s CCTV service secured 212 arrests during 2016. So far in 2017 we have secured 63 confirmed arrests comprising 17 in January, 25 in February and 21 in March.

An image of Church Street by day

Church Street by day

An image of Church Street by night

Church Street by night

Downloadable documents

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This page was last updated on 5 April 2017

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