Use of video or audio surveillance for dog control purposes

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to Palmerston North City Council

The request was successful.

From: Alex Harris

Dear Palmerston North City Council,

Today Stuff reported that the Christchurch City Council was using audio surveillance devices for dog control purposes ("Council puts secret listening device in couple's garden after dog complaint", Stuff, 16 March 2016). I would like to request the following information under the LGOIMA:

* Whether the Palmerston North City council uses video or audio surveillance devices for dog-control purposes;
* if so, a copy of any applicapble policy covering such surveillance. If there is no formal policy, I would like to know the evidential bar required for such surveillance to begin, who approves or can approve it, whether consent is sought from targets or affected property owners, who carries it out and the methods used.
* if video or audio surveillance is used, I would like to know the number of times each has been used in the last year, the number of occasions it was done without consent, and the number of occasions consent was sought but not granted.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about
this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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Palmerston North City Council

Thank you for your email. We will respond as soon as possible.

Palmerston North City Council
Customer Services
06 356 8199

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From: Wayne Jameson
Palmerston North City Council

Dear Alex,


In reference to your LGOIMA request for information relating to
video/audio surveillance for dog control purposes I can confirm that
Palmerston North Animal Control Officers  use neither form of technology
to monitor alleged offending dogs.




WAYNE JAMESON  l  Head of Environmental Protection Services
Palmerston North City Council  l  Private Bag 11034  l  Palmerston North
P: +64 (6) 3568199  l  F: +64 (6) 3514515  l  M: +64 (27) 4968951  l 


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