On the 24th October the National CCTV Conference was held at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow.  This was hosted by the  Scottish Community Safety Network that facilitates the Scottish CCTV Practioners’ Group.  The aim of the conference was to bring together 120 delegates from the private and statutory sectors who have a strategic role in the management and maintenance of CCTV systems in Scotland.

The programme of the conference had been designed in consultation with the  Scottish CCTV Practioners’ Group, so it delivered relevant and topical seminars and conversations.

2nd National CCTV Conference Programme

Monday 24 October 2011

Thistle Hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow

08.45 -09.25 Arrival and Registration – Visit to the CCTV Market Place
09.30 -09.40 Conference Welcome and Housekeeping arrangements Jacqui Doig – Manager, Scottish Community Safety Network


09.40 -10.00 Opening Address – ‘A Safer Scotland for all’Scottish Government
10.00 10.30 ‘Using CCTV Data in Prosecution of Crime’Area Procurator Fiscal


10.30 -10.40 Q&A
10.40 -11.10 Coffee Break and Market Place Visits
11.10 -1.35  Freedom Bill, CCTV Control and Regulation’Andrew Rennison- Interim CCTV Regulator – England and Wales
11.35 -12.00  ‘Capturing and Processing Data’Kenneth MacDonald – Assistant Information Commissioner – Scotland & NI
12.00 -12.15 Q&A
12.15 -13.15 Lunch and Market Place Visits
13.15 -14.25 Workshops 1 Case study: Using the CCTV Evaluation Toolkit (South Lanarkshire Council)This workshop will take you through the use of the CCTV toolkit by an organisation in assessing the provision of existing CCTV infrastructure and making decision and recommendations on future provision and suggested efficiencies. 

2 Case Study: Work of the Digital Media Information Unit (DMIU)

This workshop will explain the work of the DMIU and take you through case studies, on how the work of the Unit was instrumental in using recorded images in the investigation of serious crimes.


3 Case Study: Body Worn CCTV(Renfrewshire & Grampian Projects)

This workshop will take you through a study of the introduction of the use of body worn CCTV and explains how the agencies involved have also used it amongst non- police staff and have won considerable support of its use in the prosecution of crime.

1430 – 14.50 ‘The Pathway from Analogue to Digital’Conference Sponsors – BT presentation
14.50 -15.00 Q&A
15.00 -15.30 ‘Review of the National Occupational Standards for CCTV’ Skills for Security     
15.30 -15.40 Q&A
15.40 -15.50 Close of proceedings: –David McSherry, South Lanarkshire Council – Chair, National CCTV Practitioners’ Group
15.50 -16.15 Final Visit to the CCTV Marketplace

icomply had an exhibition stand at the conference.  We certainly found it worthwhile, with a good footfall on the stand and good conversations