Subject and Keywords:
The activities of the municipal police are of a repressive nature which enables these para-policy formations to use legal instruments and technical tools which permit the interference with the rights and freedoms embedded in the Polish Constitution. One of these tools is video surveillance — serving to observe and record events in public places. However, using video surveillance requires the fulfilment of several statutory restrictions by the municipal police. The article addresses the current duties of municipal police commanders in this field in the context of the principle of proportionality embodied in the Constitution.