The Chief Surveillance Inspector is responsible for:

  • Assisting the Chief Surveillance Commissioner in drawing up policies, strategies and methodology for the annual inspection programme
  • Planning the annual inspection programme to ensure that the Chief Surveillance Commissioner’s oversight functions are carried out in suitable depth and that the frequency of inspection meets his requirements
  • Managing the work of the Surveillance Inspectors, ensuring inspections are conducted to a high standard and that detailed reports are produced, with clear, logical recommendations
  • Ensuring any areas of concern identified are brought to the attention of the relevant Surveillance Commissioner
  • Leading on major inspections
  • Identifying emergent issues or new technological developments which might impact on the use of covert tactics by those so empowered
  • Liaising with those working in public authorities and other stakeholders as directed by the Chief Surveillance Commissioner