Local businesses are being asked to share their CCTV with us as part of a new digital database.
A new system being introduced within the Force will collate and map the whereabouts of CCTV cameras belonging to local businesses and partner agencies, so that in the event of an incident, officers can reach out to those who may have footage which could assist their investigation.
The system, called NICE Investigate, assists with digital evidence and incident information management. It will allow local businesses to upload their footage direct to a link in the event of an incident, and this can then be used, if necessary, as part of officers’ enquiries.
If you are a business that has CCTV, please let us know by emailing email@example.com so that we can add your details to the database.
Assistant Chief Constable Lisa Orchard said: “The NICE Investigate system will allow us to collate the whereabouts of CCTV cameras belonging to local businesses and partners across the Force area.
“There are lots of advantages to this system, not only will people be able to upload footage in response to police appeals or as part of evidence if they have been a victim of crime, but officers will also be able to proactively seek out CCTV as part of their enquiries based on the location of cameras mapped on the system.
“This should make it a much faster process to seek out and retrieve footage, which improves the service that we give to our communities and helps us better protect them.”