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Alex Beard made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear sir/madam,
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

I would like to know the number of incidents recorded for workplace bullying lodged against the Police and Crime Commissioner.

I would also like the total number made in the office.

I would like these figures from the incumbent's time in office to the most recent.

I would like this information provided electronically.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

My phone number is 01423 707 514 or email me here at [email address]
In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for, my details are outlined below.

Kind regards,
Alexander Beard

Police Crime Commissioner, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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Police Crime Commissioner, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Beard

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request.  A response
will be provided within 20 working days after day of receipt.

 

Kind regards

 

Lesley Booth

Administration Assistant

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner

Telephone: 01606 364103

 

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Email: [2][email address]

Address: Stockton Heath Police Station | Grappenhall Road | Stockton Heath
| Warrington | WA4 2AF

 

To find out more about the role of the Police & Crime Commissioner for
Cheshire:-

 

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Dear Police Crime Commissioner,

My request is now overdue, please ensure a response within the next 24 hours as is required under the act

Yours sincerely,

Alex Beard

Police Crime Commissioner, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Thank you for contacting the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire. 

The Commissioner aims to consider emails at the earliest opportunity. 

If you live in Cheshire please provide a full postal address with
postcode, if you have not already done so. 

To learn more about the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire please
visit: [1]http://www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk

Please do not respond to this automated response

This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify
the sender if received in error. Internet email is not to be treated as a
secure means of communication. The Constabulary monitors all Internet and
email activity and requires it is used for official communications only.
Thank you for your co-operation.

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Dear Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner,

Apologies there was an issue with my system not showing the reply, I however would like to request you reconsider your decision before I request an internal review.

A)In this case, you are asking for information relating to individuals who may have made allegations of bullying. As a result I have to consider that you are requesting information that regardless of whether it exists, is considered to be personal data.
This is due to the fact that to even confirm or deny that information is held would be to release the personal data of individuals which would therefore breach the Data Protection Principles.

Precedence:
Other PCC offices have had no issue with providing me with these figures with such concerns in mind.

Public Interest:
If the incidents have occurred there is a public interest in knowing these figures with the PCC being an elected public official. If he has failed to prevent/reprimand staff who had issues raised against them it is also of extreme concern.

The issue of work place bullying, in such a person's office, should be highlighted in order to draw attention to it and help push for changes to be made. If the figures are withheld this prevent this kind of issue from being addressed and the public being made aware of it.

B)It must also be remembered that any information that the Police Service holds is given to us in the confidence that it would not be released into the public domain without a clear legal basis for doing so. As you can appreciate, public confidence would be reduced if members of the public were able to use the Freedom of Information Act to request data about any individuals who they believe have come into contact with the police. To provide the information on one occasion expresses a willingness to provide information on all occasions and it is for this reason that I can neither confirm nor deny that we hold any information of relevance to your request.

Precedence:
Other PCC offices have had no issue with providing me with these figures with such concerns in mind.

Public confidence:
If members of the public hear that cases of bullying were occurring in other PCC offices and figures from this office were not being disclosed then confidence would be even harder hit.

I would be more than happy to provide a list of the PCC offices that have provided figures, please respond within the 20 days as is required within the act.

Kind regards,
Alexander Beard

Yours faithfully,

Alex Beard

Police Crime Commissioner, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Beard,

 

Thank you for your further e-mail dated 20 August 2017. Having considered
your e-mail there is nothing futher to add to the original response sent
on the 16 August 2017 - this is attached for information.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I attach
for your information the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for
Cheshire's review procedures.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ben McCrorie

 

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Email: [2][Cheshire PCC request email]

 

Address: Stockton Heath Police Station | Grappenhall Road | Stockton Heath
| Warrington | WA4 2AF|

 

To find out more about the role of the Police & Crime Commissioner for
Cheshire:-

 

Website: [3]www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk

Twitter: [4]Follow CheshirePCC

Facebook: [5]Like Cheshire PCC
Register for updates: [6]Cheshire PCC Alert

 

 

 

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