Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for keeping our communities safe

There are a number of disruptions to Council services because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the link below before accessing any of our services.

For details of disruptions and for advice and guidance visit

Public Space Surveillance

Our public space surveillance (PSS) network is a key tool in the fight against crime and disorder. With the aim of improving our communities, we monitor over 180 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. 

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. 

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: [email protected].