Closed Circuit Television
WHEREAS, for the last decade the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) through its Private Sector Liaison Committee (PSLC) has worked closely with the security industry to produce guidelines and protocols that have addressed a wide range of topics ranging from product tampering to workplace violence to high tech crime and false alarms; and
WHEREAS, currently the PSLC is partnered with the Security Industry Association (SIA) to address the need for guidelines on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) by units of government in public locations; and
WHEREAS, there are areas of the world such as the United Kingdom that successfully utilize CCTV in a wide range of applications for the benefit of public safety, while providing for citizen involvement so as to avoid concerns of unilateral use of this technology without community involvement; and
WHEREAS, the improvements made in CCTV have greatly enhanced the expanded use of this security equipment with good results; and
WHEREAS, guidelines produced by the Private Sector Liaison Committee have a proven track record of providing for input from a wide range of interest groups; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the International Association of Chiefs of Police, duly assembled at its 105th annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, encourages the PSLC and SIA to prepare draft guidelines governing the public use of CCTV so as to share with and receive input from stakeholders in both sectors, including Congress, as well as various state legislatures considering CCTV legislation; and be it
RESOLVED, that the IACP, through the PSLC, seek to publicize the benefits of CCTV through appropriate events.