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Annual Surveillance Report 2023

Decision Maker: Audit & Standards Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


36.1      The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Governance, People & Resources that appraised Committee of the activities that have been undertaken utilising the powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) since the last report to Committee in March 2023. The report also introduced an updated Policy and Guidance document


36.2      Councillor Atkinson asked a question on the report.


36.3      Resolved-


1)             That Committee approves the continued use of covert surveillance as an enforcement tool to prevent and detect crime and disorder investigated by its officers, providing the activity is in line with the Council’s Policy and Guidance and the necessity and proportionality rules are stringently applied.


2)             That Committee notes the surveillance activity undertaken by the authority since the report to Committee in March 2023 as set out in paragraph 3.3.


3)             That committee approves the continued use of the Policy and Guidance document as set out in Appendix 1 in its updated form.

Report author: Jo Player

Publication date: 08/04/2024

Date of decision: 30/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Audit & Standards Committee

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