Self assessment tool for Automatic
Number Plate Recognition
How well does your organisation comply with the 12 guiding
principles of the surveillance camera code of practice?
Complete this easy to use self assessment tool to ﬁnd out if you do.
Using this tool
This self assessment tool will help you and your organisation identify if you’re complying with the
principles in the code. It should be completed in conjunction with the surveillance camera code of
practice (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/surveillance-camera-code-of-practice). The tool
will help you show how well you comply with each principle. It is possible to be largely compliant with
some principles and to fall short against others. As a result you will note that at the end of the questions
against each principle there is a space to include an action plan. This is to enable you to put actions in
place over the next year to improve your compliance to that principle. These boxes can also be used to
make a note of what evidence you could produce if required to show your compliance to that principle.
Use of ANPR by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA), which include police forces, is subject to National
ANPR Standards for Policing (NASP). NASP includes standards that support the principles of the code
and compliance with NASP is a good indication of compliance with the code. Police forces and other
LEA should consider this tool as part of any review of compliance with NASP and publish the result to
aid transparency and accountability. Some parts of NASP may be relevant to other users of ANPR and
are available at www.npcc.police.uk/anpr.
The tool contains a combination of open and closed questions. For the open questions there is a limit
on how much you can write, so please feel free to include any additional notes as an annex to the
document – there are additional blank pages at the end of the tool.
We do not want you to send the self assessment response to us. However, in the interest of
transparency we encourage you to publish the self assessment on your website.
The self assessment is for you to satisfy yourself and those that you surveille that you meet the principles
and identify any additional work to show compliance.
We would like you to let us know that you have completed this document as this will enable us to
understand the level of uptake. Also please let us know if you will be interested in working towards
certiﬁcation against the surveillance camera code of practice in the near future or just be added to our
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL QUESTIONS
Please forward any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org