Chichester Police to Monitor CCTV
Sussex Police to monitor Chichester's CCTV cameras starting March 2021.
12:36 01 December 2020
Chichester District Council has agreed to transfer the monitoring of their CCTV system to Sussex Police by the end of March 2021. The move will see the council save £50,000 as the police do not charge to monitor the cameras.
There has been a monitoring centre in Chichester since 1996 but the area is only one of two in Sussex to have their own monitoring centre in Brighton & Hove being the other.
According to an officers’ report: “During 2019 and 2020 Sussex Police upgraded their monitoring system for CCTV across Sussex and they now have the capability to monitor all cameras in the district including those in CDC car parks. Unlike the current hours of operation Sussex Police have the ability to monitor CCTV across Sussex 24 hours seven days a week.”
Officers say that the move will help improve response times and improve viewing capability.