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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for keeping our communities safe

Public Space Surveillance

Our public space surveillance (PSS) network is a key player in the fight against crime and improving our communities, monitoring over 140 cameras in town centre areas, housing estates, parks and open spaces.

The scheme manager is responsible for ensuring that this is done in strict accordance with both government guidance and our own code of practice. 

Surveillance camera code of practice 

Stockton Borough Council - Codes of Practice for CCTV Scheme

Stockton Borough Council - CCTV Privacy Impact Assessment

We recognise that some people regard surveillance cameras as an infringement of personal liberty. We believe that everyone has the right to respect for his or her private and family life.  That’s why we ensure our cameras are carefully positioned and used in a way that respect people’s privacy. Its also why we maintain independent accreditation to ensure what we do, is always of the highest professional standard and follows the latest national guidance and best practice. 

NSI Certificate of compliance 

Stockton Borough Council has a policy of never allowing footage, captured by its CCTV network, to be sold to media companies. For further advice and information regarding our public space surveillance, please contact: 

The Security and Surveillance Manager, Stockton Borough Council on telephone 01642 528989 or email