Police and Crime Commissioner calls for compulsory CCTV in taxis

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 9th January 2024

The Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner is calling for CCTV to be compulsory in taxis across Derbyshire.
Angelique Foster, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), said: “Everyone has the right to feel safe in a taxi, wherever they are and at whatever time of the day or night. That is why I have again pushed for CCTV to be compulsory in taxis in Derbyshire and Derby city.
“I am confident it will have a positive impact on the police’s ability to tackle crime, capture offenders and to protect vulnerable people. There is clear evidence that this stance will help protect our residents.”
She continued: “I welcomed the approach taken by North East Derbyshire District Council to become the first local authority to mandate CCTV in taxis in Derbyshire. There is also an ongoing consultation being run by Derby City Council on this proposal.
“You can read more about my campaign and to submit your views on Derby City Council’s consultation here

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