Surrey Police

Surrey Police open CCTV control room during “world first” event…

Press release   •   Jun 12, 2019 15:41 BST

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter said “Surveillance Camera Day is a world first. The UK is sometimes referred to as ‘the most surveilled country on the planet’. I want to start a conversation about how surveillance cameras are used, why they’re used and who is using them.”

On Thursday 20 June 2019 we will open the doors of our CCTV control room in Woking to the Surrey public, providing an opportunity to look around and ask us questions. We hope to provide first-hand insight into how and why we use surveillance cameras in policing, with discussions around camera technology and future development.

Graham Lane, Surrey Police’s Deputy Head of Contact, said, “We are really excited to be taking part in Surveillance Camera Day and we look forward to inviting the public to look around and gain an understanding of how we use CCTV in order to keep Surrey safe. We have a limited number of places available on the day and we would encourage you to reserve yours to avoid disappointment.”

You can pre-book a time slot for our event held at Woking Police Station, and find out how surveillance cameras are actually used in practice, by visiting Please be aware that you will be required to bringphoto ID with you on the day and sign a confidentiality agreement before entering the CCTV control room. The use of smart phones or any other recording devices will be strictly prohibited. 

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