How we use Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras
The use of CCTV cameras by the police has to be carried out in a responsible way following the relevant legislation and guidance. This page explains how we do this.
We use surveillance cameras for:
prevention and detection of crime
management of incidents and events
gathering intelligence relating to criminal activity
improving public safety and community confidence
Where are the cameras located?
Over 150 cameras have been installed across the Dyfed-Powys Police Force area. You can find details of them in our list of towns.
The Surveillance Camera Code of Practice and how we comply with it
We assess our use of the CCTV camera system according to the information management requirements in the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, which provides guidance on the appropriate and effective use of surveillance cameras in England and Wales.
The code is based on 12 guiding principles that strike a balance between protecting the public and upholding civil liberties.
We've carried out a Surveillance Camera Code of Practice Self-Assessment, which makes sure we comply with these 12 guiding principles. We complete Privacy Impact Assessments on all the CCTV cameras and the CCTV system is reviewed annually.
The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for each CCTV camera location can be found in our list of towns.