How CCTV is used
The day to day operation of the system is managed by the Control Centre Operations Manager. They report directly to the Security Development Manager. They're 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. They also actively patrol. This is 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 visual evidence of the event. If necessary they'll attend court as a witness in support of the evidence they have supplied.