Oxford City Council and Thames Valley Police manage an open public spaces CCTV scheme that is operated under guidance made by the Information Commissioner's Office, and the Office of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner.   

The cameras are a significant tool in the fight against crime in Oxford. The impact of CCTV can help detect crime, as well as identifying missing persons and other public safety issues.

Oxford City Council is responsible for 47 CCTV cameras that are located in areas of Oxford. Our cameras are situated in:  

  • Oxford City Centre - 35 cameras
  • East Oxford - 3 cameras
  • Rose Hill - 4 cameras
  • Blackbird Leys - 2 cameras
  • Wood Farm - 1 camera
  • Barton -2 cameras

Oxford City Council’s Housing Services have a number of cameras located within their properties including the five tower blocks.

There are two other public spaces CCTV systems that operate in Oxford. These belong to:

  • Oxford University
  • The Oxford Castle complex

CCTV monitoring

All images from our cameras are fed back to a secure monitoring suite in St Aldate's Police station where they are recorded and monitored by Thames Valley Police staff.  

Request an image from a CCTV camera

Individuals can request images of themselves which have been recorded by our CCTV camera system and are only held for 30 days. All requests must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. 

If you, your car or property have been involved in an incident and you believe this may have been caught on our CCTV cameras, you should first report the incident to the Police who will investigate the matter.

If you wish to make a request, please contact the Community Safety Team by emailing saferoxford@oxford.gov.uk.

Maps of camera locations

Download maps showing the locations of our CCTV cameras in Barton, Blackbird Leys, City Centre, East Oxford, Rose Hill and Wood Farm

Contact the Community Safety Team

Address: Town Hall
St Aldate's

Telephone: 01865 249811

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