This document represents the efforts of the Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) Working Group’s Policy Subcommittee to provide guidance for government agencies crafting written policies and procedures for the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) video data and metadata in a variety of public safety applications. This Subcommittee, consisting of experts in many areas of public safety, held meetings in person and via teleconference over several months in 2015 and 2016 to discuss important policy issues related to CCTV use. The purpose was not to provide a template or best practices document, but instead to highlight policy considerations for agencies in the process of establishing or implementing recently established video systems. These considerations might also be useful for agencies that have older video systems, but want to examine whether their established policies reflect the current social and legal environment.
Last Published Date: March 13, 2019