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Policy: XI.E.1

Issued: September 9, 1994

Owner: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Latest Revision:

USE OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

1.0 Purpose

This policy describes the general guidelines for the use of surveillance cameras.

2.0 Policy [Top]

The University of Virginia uses technology to improve security on Grounds. University Police install video cameras in several parking lots and public areas. Additional cameras may be installed in the future. Security cameras will be connected to a central control room operated by the Police Department in the new Central Grounds Parking Garage. The purpose for using the cameras is to reduce incidents of crime while limiting the need to expand the Police Department.

The increased surveillance has raised questions about University policies and the use of surveillance cameras, particularly in the workplace. The following policy statement outlines where and when the University may employ surveillance cameras. These uses do not apply to legitimate academic uses of video cameras for instructional or research purposes.

Questions about this security program or the law enforcement elements of such plans or policies should be directed to the University Chief of Police. Inquiries about the use of cameras to observe employee work areas, as outlined above, should be directed to the Office of the Executive Vice President.

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