How CCTV is used
The day to day operation of the system is managed by the Control Centre Operations Manager who reports directly to the Security Development Manager. They are responsible for the overall management of the Security Service function of Stockport council.
The primary duty of the staff is to operate the equipment to its optimum potential. Also to actively patrol in an attempt to deter and detect crime and antisocial behaviour in the areas covered by the cameras.
All CCTV operators are trained to operate the equipment. They are also required to record any incident or occurrence in support of the prevention and detection of crime. As well as public safety and the prosecution of offenders, in keeping with the systems purpose.
The operators will continue to assist the police throughout the incident. They'll provide the police visual evidence of the event and if necessary attend court as a witness in support of the evidence they have supplied.