Request CCTV footage

The Bradford Council CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) network covers the city centre and other public spaces. There are over 400 public surveillance CCTV cameras across the district; these are monitored and record 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Live footage is monitored in the Bradford Council CCTV Control Room and is used to assist with the prevention, detection and reduction of crime.

Recordings are automatically erased after 31 days and all footage is confidential and subject to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We are only able to release CCTV footage under certain circumstances and the ways in which you can request access to footage vary depending on those circumstances.

CCTV footage can be requested by the Police when they are investigating incidents. In the case of civil law, Insurance Companies and Solicitors can also request footage when they are investigating an insurance claim or other incidents for evidential purposes.

Members of the public can request footage of themselves only and this would be handled as a Subject Access Request. Under the Data Protection Act we cannot release footage of other individuals, third parties or images that would lead to the identification of others, as this would be classed as their personal data and not suitable for release.

Please note that while some of our cameras are fixed to a specific view, many of our cameras automatically rotate. This means that we may not have captured footage of an incident because the camera may be rotating to focus on a different area.

CCTV footage requests from insurance companies or legal representatives

CCTV footage request for an individual

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