Dangerous Dogs Act (as amended)

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Dear Essex Police,

I write with reference to The Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991 (amended), under the Freedom of Information Act, and ask for your kind reply, as follows:

In the most recent full year for which you hold records (please provide date range), how many of the dogs seized by your force under Section 1 of the Act had a cross over with Section 3 (that is, were suspected of being out of control in any form)?

Yours faithfully,
L. A. Jourdan
Volunteer Administrator
For and on Behalf of Frannie Santos-Mawdsley, Chair, Born Innocent

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Data FOI Essex,

1 Atodiad

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
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Jessica Casey 42077705,

1 Atodiad

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
Sec1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held. The second duty at Sec1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon
s17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which: a)
states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) states
(if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

In respect of your enquiry:

I write with reference to The Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991 (amended), under
the Freedom of Information Act, and ask for your kind reply, as follows:

 

In the most recent full year for which you hold records (please provide
date range), how many of the dogs seized by your force under Section 1 of
the Act had a cross over with Section 3 (that is, were suspected of being
out of control in any form)?

Having completed my enquiries I am able to respond as follows:

In respect of Sec1(1)(a) Essex Police does hold information relating to
your request.

In respect of Sec1(1)(b) I can advise that I have received the following
information from our dogs section:

In the most recent full year for which you hold records (please provide
date range), how many of the dogs seized by your force under Section 1 of
the Act had a cross over with Section 3 (that is, were suspected of being
out of control in any form)?

 

For the dates 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2017, the total number of sec 1/sec 3 dogs
seized by us was 128.

 

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police.

 

Kind regards

 

Jessica Casey

Information Officer

Data Protection & Freedom of Information

Information Management

Continuous Improvement

Essex Police Headquarters

External Tel: 101 ext 150030

E-Mail:[email address]

Fax: 01245 452256 (int: 150045)

Non Emergency Telephone Number: 101 

 

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Dear Jessica Casey 42077705,

Thank you for having provided the following information:

"For the dates 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2017, the total number of sec 1/sec 3 dogs
seized by us was 128."

Please would you confirm, were these 128 dogs all suspected of being in violation of Section 1 AND Section 3, or is 128 the sum total of dogs seized under either Section 1 or Section 3 or both?

I thank you in advance for your clarification.

Yours sincerely,

L. A. Jourdan

Jessica Casey 42077705,

Thank you for your email.

 

I am away from the office until 27th February and will respond to your
email if required on my return.

 

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This email and any other accompanying document(s) contain information from
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information is intended to be for the exclusive use of the individual(s)
or bodies to whom it is addressed. The content, including any subsequent
replies, could be disclosable if relating to a criminal investigation or
civil proceedings. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that
any disclosure, copying, distribution or other use of the contents of this
information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error,
please notify us immediately by contacting the sender or telephoning Kent
Police on 01622 690690 or Essex Police on 01245 491491, as appropriate.

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Dear Essex Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Essex Police's handling of my FOI request 'Dangerous Dogs Act (as amended)'.

Dear Jessica Casey 42077705,

Thank you for having provided the following information:

"For the dates 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2017, the total number of sec 1/sec 3 dogs
seized by us was 128."

Please would you confirm, were these 128 dogs all suspected of being in violation of Section 1 AND Section 3, or is 128 the sum total of dogs seized under either Section 1 or Section 3 or both?

I thank you in advance for your clarification.

Yours sincerely,

L. A. Jourdan
on behalf of Frannie Santos-Mawdsley, Chair of Born Innocent

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

L. A. Jourdan

Kerry Nicholson 42006441,

2 Atodiad

Thank you for your further query regarding the data provided below

 

"For the dates 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2017, the total number of sec 1/sec 3 dogs
seized by us was 128."

 

Essex Police have made further enquiries and can confirm that the figures
are calculated based on the sum total of dogs seized added together

 

Essex Police trusts that the information provided is of assistance. Thank
you for your interest in Essex Police.

 

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

Direct Dial 01245 452647

Internal extension – 150030

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Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests
[2]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [3][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

           

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [4]https://ico.org.uk/

 

From: Jessica Casey 42077705
Sent: 05 February 2018 11:17
To: 'L. A. Jourdan' <[FOI #445470 email]>
Subject: 10796 reply

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
Sec1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held. The second duty at Sec1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon
s17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which: a)
states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) states
(if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

In respect of your enquiry:

I write with reference to The Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991 (amended), under
the Freedom of Information Act, and ask for your kind reply, as follows:

 

In the most recent full year for which you hold records (please provide
date range), how many of the dogs seized by your force under Section 1 of
the Act had a cross over with Section 3 (that is, were suspected of being
out of control in any form)?

Having completed my enquiries I am able to respond as follows:

In respect of Sec1(1)(a) Essex Police does hold information relating to
your request.

In respect of Sec1(1)(b) I can advise that I have received the following
information from our dogs section:

In the most recent full year for which you hold records (please provide
date range), how many of the dogs seized by your force under Section 1 of
the Act had a cross over with Section 3 (that is, were suspected of being
out of control in any form)?

 

For the dates 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2017, the total number of sec 1/sec 3 dogs
seized by us was 128.

 

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police.

 

Kind regards

 

Jessica Casey

Information Officer

Data Protection & Freedom of Information

Information Management

Continuous Improvement

Essex Police Headquarters

External Tel: 101 ext 150030

E-Mail:[email address]

Fax: 01245 452256 (int: 150045)

Non Emergency Telephone Number: 101 

 

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If you require further information or wish to submit a request, please
refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s website regarding
submission of effective requests
[6]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to: [7][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

               

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [8]https://ico.org.uk/

 

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