Cleveland Police Firearms Unit Armed Response Vehicles Fleet in 2015-2020

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Dear Cleveland Police,
What type of vehicles that were used as a Armed Response Vehicles or what Armed Response Vehicles were uesd for Cleveland Police Firearms Unit

Details
Model Year

Manufacturer/Make of The Police Vehicle

Model of The Police Vehicle

The Year the Police Vehicle was commissioned
Years:2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Marked or Unmarked Vehicle

If the Police Vehicle has a video camera or not (If you don't know abouth this information, that's OK)

Police Vehicle Body Structure
Type of Vehicle (Cars) (Coupe, Estate/Caravan/Wagon, Hatchback Liftback, Saloon/Sedan etc...)
Vans (Combi, Minibus, Panel Van) Wheelbase (Long, Medium, Short) Roof Size (High, Low, Medium or Jumbo)
Type of BMW X5: For Example: sDrive25d, xDrive30d, xDrive40d, xDrive30d xLine, xDrive40i, xDrive45e X5 M etc..

Number of Doors on the Police Vehicle
Example: 2-Door, 3-Door, 4-Door, 5-Door, etc...

Number of that Specific Police Vehicle
Example: We had 12 2020 BMW X5 For the Cleveland Police Firearms Unit

Also, for the 2019-present BMW X5 (G05) can you please give me the date of when did you purchase those vehicles for the Firearms Unit (Date, Month and Year).

Part 2
When did the Firearms Unit for Cleveland Police ONLY Formed? (Date or Year)
When did Cleveland Police had Armed Response Vehicles? (Date or Year)?
What major event led to the formation of the Cleveland Police Firearms Unit or it was just because a rising number of gun crimes in the county of Cleveland?

For Your Information, I understand that Cleveland Police and Durham Constabulary share the same Firearms Unit but can you please give me the information of the Firearms Unit Armed Response Vehicles from Cleveland Police Fleet Workshops (ONLY). Not Durham Constabulary.

Yours faithfully,

Agnes Elong

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Dear Ms Elong,

Enquiry Ref: 12650/2021

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 21st February 2021 and received by this office on 22nd February 2021.

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Ms Elong

Enquiry Reference: 12650 -21

I write in connection with regards to your request received in this office on 22nd February. I note you seek the following:

What type of vehicles that were used as a Armed Response Vehicles or what Armed Response Vehicles were used for Hertfordshire Constabulary Armed Policing Unit
Details
Model year

1. Manufacturer/Make of The Police Vehicle
2. Model of The Police Vehicle
3. The Year the Police Vehicle was commissioned Years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
4. Marked or Unmarked Vehicle
5. If the Police Vehicle has a video camera or not (If you don't know about this information, that's OK)
6. Police Vehicle Body Structure
7. Type of Vehicle (Cars) (Coupe, Estate/Caravan/Wagon, Hatchback Liftback, Saloon/Sedan etc...) Vans (Combi, Minibus, Panel Van) Wheelbase (Long, Medium, Short) Roof Size (High, Low, Medium or Jumbo)
8. Type of BMW X5: sDrive25d, xDrive30d and xDrive40d, xDrive30d xLine, xDrive40i, xDrive45e X5 M etc..
9. Number of Doors on the Police Vehicle Example: 2-Door, 3-Door, 4-Door, 5-Door, etc...
10. Number of that Specific Police Vehicle Example: We had 12 2020 BMW X5 For the Firearms Support Unit
11. Also, for the 2019-present BMW X5 for the Armed Policing Unit, can you please give me the date of when did you purchase those vehicles for the Armed Policing Unit

POLICE FIREARMS VEHICLES 2015-2020
2015
Vehicle Type Number Video Yes/No Doors Purchased
BMW X5 4 Marked Yes 5
Ford S-Max Titanium 2.2 1 Marked Yes 5
Ford S-Max Titanium 2.2 1 Unmarked Yes 5
Landrover Discovery 4.0 V8 1 Unmarked No 5

2016

BMW X5 1 Marked Yes 5
BMW X5 XDRIVE 30D 2 Marked Yes 5
Ford S-Max Titanium 2.2 1 Marked Yes 5
Ford S-Max Titanium 2.2 1 Unmarked Yes 5
Landrover Discovery 4.0 V8 1 Unmarked No 5

2017

BMW X5 XDRIVE 30D 4 Marked Yes 5
Landrover Discovery 4.0 V8 1 Unmarked No 5

2018

BMW X5 XDRIVE 30D 5 Marked Yes 5
BMW X5 XDRIVE 30D 1 Unmarked Yes 5
Landrover Discovery 4.0 V8 1 Unmarked No 5

2019

BMW X5 XDRIVE 30D 5 Marked Yes 5 Between Feb 16 - Apr 18
BMW X5 XDRIVE 30D 1 Unmarked Yes 5 Feb-17

2020

BMW X5 XDRIVE 30D 4 Marked Yes 5
BMW X5 XDRIVE 30D 1 Unmarked Yes 5

Part 2
When did the Firearms Unit for Cleveland Police ONLY Formed? (Date or Year) When did Cleveland Police had Armed Response Vehicles? (Date or Year)?
a) Having made protracted enquiries within various Departments we cannot give an exact date as our systems do not record this.

What major event led to the formation of the Cleveland Police Firearms Unit or it was just because a rising number of gun crimes in the county of Cleveland?
a) No information held

For Your Information, I understand that Cleveland Police and Durham Constabulary share the same Firearms Unit but can you please give me the information of the Firearms Unit Armed Response Vehicles from Cleveland Police Fleet Workshops (ONLY). Not Durham Constabulary.

Having made enquiries we have provided all the information we are able to retrieve above and for anything else we would rely on the following:

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 places two duties on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at Section 1(1) (a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at Section 1(1) (b) is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon, Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act requires that I provide the applicant with a notice which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) state (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

Cleveland Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds the information relevant to your request as the duty in Section 1(1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply, by virtue of the following exemptions:
Section 31(1) (a) & (b) Law Enforcement;
This should not be taken as an indication that the information you have requested is or is not held by Cleveland Police.

Section 31 is a prejudiced based qualified exemption and there is a requirement for us to evidence harm in confirming or denying whether information is held and also to consider the public interest.

Factors favouring Disclosure:
The Police Service is charged with enforcing the law, preventing and detecting crime and protecting the communities we serve and there is a public interest in the transparency of policing operations to ensure investigations, enquiries, etc. are dealt with appropriately.
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Irrespective of whether information is or isn’t held, to confirm to the world whether a police force was or was not investigating a particular matter or whether any information was or was not held about a specified subject could reveal policing activity. The Police Service will never disclose information which could identify specialist tactical capability of individual forces’ operational covert vehicle fleet and also have a negative effect on the prevention and detection of crime and the apprehension or prosecution of offender’s investigative activity and therefore undermine their investigations hindering the prevention or detection of crime.
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Irrespective of whether information is or isn’t held, public safety and the ability to deliver effective law enforcement is of paramount importance to the Police Service. Confirmation or denial of whether information is held would undoubtedly compromise law enforcement. As much as there is public interest in knowing that policing activity is appropriate and balanced in matters of investigative matters both locally and nationally this will only be overridden in exceptional circumstances. It is our opinion that for these issues the balancing test for disclosure is not made out.
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Yours sincerely

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Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Department of Standard & Ethics | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL

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Dear Freedom of Information,
Cleveland Police, thank you for responding to my request. I understand that you couldn't give me some of the information I ask for.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

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