Closed circuit television (CCTV) plays a crucial role in preventing and detecting crime in public places in the county's city and towns. We are responsible for the CCTV network across Herefordshire and co-ordinate with West Mercia Police. There are 42 CCTV cameras across Herefordshire, you can see the locations on our maps showing locations of CCTV cameras in Herefordshire. Where CCTV is in use we display signs stating that the area is covered by CCTV cameras. Cameras record images 24 hours a day and the footage is held for 28 days and then overwritten, unless there is a request for the images as evidence or under the Data Protection Act. CCTV cameras are carefully positioned to respect the privacy of the public - they don't overlook any areas where privacy is expected. The information gathered on camera is kept secure against uses it is not intended for.
Request CCTV footage of yourself
You can request access to CCTV images of yourself from the last 30 days under the Data Protection Act.
Once we have received the form and related documents, the Commissioning Officer has 30 days to comply with your request or notify you why access to the images is unavailable or has been refused.
Request CCTV images of a road accident
If you have been involved in a road accident, your insurance company can request CCTV images of the incident.
There is a fee of £85 to be made payable to Herefordshire Council.
Once the form and £85 fee are received, the CCTV Commissioning Officer has 30 days to comply with the request or notify the insurance company why access to the images is unavailable or has been refused.
Both these forms should be returned to:
- CCTV Commissioning Officer, Herefordshire CCTV, Shirehall, St Peters Square, Hereford HR1 2HX