A range of crime prevention measures are used to improve the security and safety of neighbourhoods in Middlesbrough, including CCTV cameras, alleygates and safer shopping.
Proactively capturing and sharing evidence and intelligence that identifies offenders makes neighbourhoods safer and stronger. Communication systems between the police, traffic and street wardens, shop security, university security, and licensed premises door staff are connected in order to share information and benefit the community. Evidence can also be used to support criminal and civil prosecutions.
Closed circuit television (CCTV)
Middlesbrough Council monitors CCTV cameras 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The CCTV monitoring station links with the town's police response, in-store security systems and other street level intelligence networks. View a list of all CCTV camera locations.
Talking cameras allow CCTV operators to interact with the public to immediately challenge those responsible for committing environmental crimes such as littering, fly tipping, and graffiti, with the aim of improving the cleanliness of the streets and reducing the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Middlesbrough has been accredited with the Home Office Safer Shopping Scheme since 2002. The scheme delivers a partnership-managed and co-ordinated system through the use of radio links, CCTV, intelligence gathering and dissemination, information and photograph sharing, and other initiatives.