Hounslow council’s enforcement officers now wear body cameras as part of their uniform
Legally, we have to notify the public that these cameras may be used to record contact between enforcement officers and those suspected of anti-social behaviour.
The council has introduced body cameras as part of the enforcement uniform so they can be used for the prevention and detection of crime and the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.
Body cameras will be used to investigate fly tips and record the issuing of fixed penalty notices in relation to littering and for breaches of Dog Control Orders, Community Protection Notices and Public Space Protection Orders, as well as other enforceable offences.
Authorised use of body cameras also extends to any organisation undertaking enforcement on behalf Hounslow council.
Recorded footage will not be shared with any third parties, except for where the council is legally permitted under the Data Protection Act 1998.