We have a number of vehicles fitted with in car speed detection equipment which records images in a similar way to CCTV.
Kent Police is a member of the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership, who operate marked vehicles equipped with speed detection cameras which are 'type approved' by the Home Office.
These vehicles are marked in force livery and are deployed at locations with the following objectives:
To reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) at locations with a history of high KSI collisions.
To support Community Concern sites where local volunteers have identified a high level of speeding.
Static and mobile cameras are used to detect speeding offences and we do not routinely use them as a surveillance tool. All of our camera are 'type approved' as per Section 20 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 and therefore they are not a 'surveillance camera' as defined by Section 29(6) of the Protection of Freedoms Act. They are used exclusively for law enforcement purposes, which capture and retain an image only when the relevant offence is detected.
Senior responsible officer
Head of Strategic Partnerships (rank of Chief Superintendent)
Police building CCTV
Use of CCTV at police buildings
An extensive CCTV system is used to protect our buildings, the details of which are operationally sensitive.