Information on LeedsWatch

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Dear Leeds City Council,

Please can you give me some information on LeedsWatch who control Leeds CCTV on behalf of the council.

1. Is 'LeedsWatch' entirely run by the council, or is it a Private contract?

2. If it is a private contract, what is the name and business address of the contracted company?

3. How long have LeedsWatch been in existence?

4. I believe 'Safer Leeds Officers' are employed by LeedsWatch, could you tell me...

A) How many officers they employ?
B) what locations do they work in?
C) What is their role / duties / job description?
D) What, if any, powers do they have, ie ,can they 'detain' people, issue fines etc?
E) how many vehicles do they have?
F) What is the anunal budget for 'Safer Leeds Officers'?

5. Do you keep data on how many times footage shot by the LeedsWatch CCTV system, has been used in securing criminal convictions?

Yours faithfully,

William Hicks

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

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