RIPA policy

Senior Responsible Officer

The senior Responsible Officer is Sue McDaid; Director (Resident and Neighbourhood);

The role of Senior Responsible Officer is responsible for:

  • Conducting quality control for all authorisations made for covert surveillance
  • Maintain the central record which records significant details of each authorisation processed
  • Ensure that the processes in place to authorise Directed Surveillance are fit for purpose
  • Govern the Council’s compliance with RIPA and associated Codes of Practice
  • Facilitate inspections by the Commissioner’s office and where necessary, monitor the implementation of any remedial action plans suggested by the Commissioner;
  • Ensure that all Authorising Officers are of an appropriate standard
  • Undertake an annual audit of records