Presentation on theme: "Community Crime Prevention CCTV in Victoria A Guide to Developing CCTV in Victoria Presenter:Simon Walker Title:Senior Policy Officer Date:13 November."— Presentation transcript:
Community Crime Prevention CCTV in Victoria A Guide to Developing CCTV in Victoria Presenter:Simon Walker Title:Senior Policy Officer Date:13 November 2012
Community Crime Prevention Aim & Guiding Principles Aim: assist councils to address local safety issues Informed by: VLRC’s Report into Surveillance in Public Places VLRC’s 7 guiding principles: balance safety against the protection of privacy Guide to be read in conjunction with: Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner’s- Surveillance & Privacy Info Sheet 03.12 Victorian Ombudsman’s, Closed Circuit Television in Public Places Guidelines.
Community Crime Prevention Implementing & Evaluating CCTV Establish working group Assigning objectives Consultation Best CCTV system Responsible management Evaluation 7 steps for implementing & evaluating CCTV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 CCTV & your safety strategy
Community Crime Prevention Step 1. Establishing a Working Group Get advice from different perspectives: Victoria Police Researchers & crime prevention strategists Finance officers Urban planners Traders Local community groups (e.g. youth, seniors, indigenous or cultural groups).
Community Crime Prevention Step 2. CCTV & your Safety Strategy Conduct research: Consider results of similar projects Gather crime statistics on: types of crime (e.g. property crime, theft from cars) costs relative to the problem when crime occurs where crime occur Make the decision to proceed
Community Crime Prevention Step 3. Assign clear objectives Consider VLRC guiding principles Set clear objectives to: deter potential offenders reduce fear of crime help ensure an effective police response in emergency situations assist in the detection and prosecution of offenders and help secure a safer environment. CCTV in combination with other strategies: increased lighting urban design greater security.
Community Crime Prevention Step 4. Consult with people Consult a representative selection of community Methods of consultation may include: public meetings questionnaires & mail outs website information. Show evidence of planning identify problems & objectives estimates of cost proposed placement avenues for public enquiry. posters media complaints processes consult utility companies evaluation processes relationship - police & council
Community Crime Prevention Step 5. The best CCTV system Finding a consultant: ASIAL provides a free service to identify CCTV installation companies www.asial.com.auwww.asial.com.au Technical considerations: pan, tilt and zoom capability image quality (quality sufficient as evidence) transmission of images monitoring (control room location) recording and image retrieval. Consultant may also assist by advising on: best location for cameras financial considerations.
Community Crime Prevention Step 6. Management of CCTV systems Data management is critical Standard Operating Procedures: Principles of management Procedures Personnel Control room design Code of Conduct: Scope of responsibilities for staff Principles for management of the system Work procedures for staff. Incident response Privacy & disclosure Management of recorded material Documentation, licences and signage.
Community Crime Prevention Step 7. Evaluate your CCTV system It is critical to ensure: greater evidence base on effectiveness of CCTV public accountability public confidence in the use of CCTV. Evaluation should consider: objectives outcomes public confidence project management operations.
Community Crime Prevention Key Messages It is critical to consider the following: public consultation consultation with Victoria Police evidence of need & objectives of the CCTV system conscientious management & design comprehensive evaluation the sustainability of the system.