Dear Essex Police,
I want what types of Vehicles were used for Essex Police Force Support Unit (FSU). I Know that I send a request similar to this one but this time I added new details of what I want for my request. I want to start over this request because the other one was too much. Anyway, here is the details I want

Part 1
Details
Force Support Unit

Year Model

Make/Manufacturer

Model

Commissioned Year: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Video Camera (Yes or No)

Type of Vehicle
Cars: Coupe, Saloon, Hatchback, Liftback, Wagon, SUV, Minibus etc
Vans: Wheelbase and Roof Size.

Number of Doors: 3-Door, 5 Door etc

Part 2
When did Essex Police Force Support Unit had Armed Response Vehicles (ARV)? (Date or Year)

I know I ask this information before and I want to apologize but I didn't like of how I ask that request before. Can you please answer my this new request again? That's if you can respond to this request with the details I ask for. Also, if you can remove my my previous from the whatdotheyknow website FOI 15253? Don't woory about the other request I send to the past, just this one.

Yours faithfully,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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

 

Please note that Essex Police are actively publishing information within
our publication scheme webpage, information supplied as part of this
request could be used within the scheme.  Please click on the following
link to search details of existing publications
[1]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac....

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days.  The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit.  However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature. 

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part.  The exemption at Section 14 may be
engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple
requests on differing subjects.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests.  Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[2]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
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While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request.  Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances, delays may be
unavoidable.  We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

Please ensure all future enquiries are sent to the
[4][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Telephone: 101 | Email: [5][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

 

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

 

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI Department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

 

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

 

[6]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
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If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
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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: [8]info.rights.freedom@essex. police.uk

 

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 [9]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Essex Police, It has been over 20 working days and I still don't see any Response to my request. I understand that you are busy responding to other requests. Please tell me when are you able to respond to my request. By the way, it is FSU Vehicles 2015-2020.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

1 Atodiad

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data

Thank you for your patience in regard to your initial request and we
acknowledge you are awaiting a response.  We must firstly apologise for
the lack of updates from this department as the level of service provided
has been below what is expected.  Our attention is focused on your request
and we shall shortly be contacting you, please rest assured that the level
of service from this department is our priority and once again please
accept our apologies for the delay you have experienced.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Telephone: 101 | Email: [3][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

 

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

 

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI Department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

 

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

 

[4]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

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:
[5]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: [6]info.rights.freedom@essex. police.uk

 

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 [7]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
My request is long overdue. I still don't see any Response to my request. I won't contact the ICO but please respond to my request as soon as you can.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

3 Atodiad

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data

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 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 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 want what types of Vehicles were used for Essex Police Force Support
Unit (FSU). I Know that I send a request similar to this one but this time
I added new details of what I want for my request. I want to start over
this request because the other one was too much. Anyway, here is the
details I want

Part 1

Details

Force Support Unit

Year Model

Make/Manufacturer

Model

Commissioned Year: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Video Camera (Yes or No)

Type of Vehicle

Cars: Coupe, Saloon, Hatchback, Liftback, Wagon, SUV, Minibus etc

Vans: Wheelbase and Roof Size.

Number of Doors: 3-Door, 5 Door etc

Part 2

When did Essex Police Force Support Unit had Armed Response Vehicles
(ARV)? (Date or Year)

 

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating to your request.
Under Section 1(1)(b) the below and attached have been provided in
relation to your request:

 

Caveat: The data is correct as at 01 July 2021.

 

Part 1

Please find attached, details of the Force Support Unit vehicles from 2015
to 2020.

 

Part 2

When did Essex Police Force Support Unit had Armed Response Vehicles
(ARV)? (Date or Year)

The Force Support Unit was formed in 1973 and they became responsible for
all firearms incidents within the County.

 

No further details in respect of unmarked or covert vehicles will be
provided by virtue of the following exemptions:

 

S24(2) National Security

S31(1) Law Enforcement

 

Evidence of Harm

To disclose details of unmarked or covert vehicles could cause harm to the
Police Service’s ability to protect the public it serves and could
prejudice its ability to perform core functions such as the prevention and
detection of crime. Releasing this data would give individuals with
criminal intent the intelligence required to disrupt Police activity and
target innocent members of the public. Criminals would be able to identify
in which force areas resources are weak and use this knowledge to their
advantage in furthering criminal activity around the county and the
country as a whole. The disclosure of information which is likely to
undermine the Police Service’s ability to serve the public in preventing
and detecting crime can only be considered as being harmful to the public.

 

Any release under the FOIA is a disclosure to the world, not just to the
individual making the request. To confirm details in respect of unmarked
or covert vehicles would undermine the security of the national
infrastructure.

 

Public Interest Test

 

Section 24 National Security

 

Factors Favouring Disclosure

The information simply relates to National Security and disclosure would
not actually harm it. The disclosure of this information would adhere to
the general principle of openness and transparency and better inform the
public about how public funds are spent, better awareness which may reduce
crime or lead to more information from the public.

 

In the current financial climate of cuts and with the call for
transparency of public spending this would enable improved public debate.

 

Factors Against Disclosure

Security measures are put in place to protect the community that we serve.
As evidenced within the harm, to disclose details of unmarked or covert
vehicles would highlight to terrorists and individuals intent on carrying
out criminal activity who and what information is shared with other
forces, commercial businesses and law enforcement agencies.

 

Taking into account the current security climate within the United
Kingdom, no information which may aid a terrorist should be disclosed. To
what extent this information may aid a terrorist is unknown, but it is
clear that it will have an impact on a force’s ability to monitor
terrorist activity.

 

The public entrust the Police Service to make appropriate decisions with
regard to their safety and protection and the only way of reducing risk is
to be cautious with what is placed into the public domain.

 

The cumulative effect of terrorists gathering information from various
sources would be even more impactive when linked to other information
gathered about terrorism. The more information disclosed over time will
give a more detailed account of the tactical infrastructure of not only a
force area but also the country as a whole. Any incident that results from
such a disclosure would by default affect National Security.

 

S31 Law Enforcement

 

Factors Favouring Disclosure

The disclosure of this information would lead to a better informed public,
which demonstrates complete openness and transparency.

 

Factors Against Disclosure

The disclosure of this information would undermine Law Enforcement
resulting in more crime being committed. This would have an impact on
Police resources and place individuals and the general public at risk.
Patterns could be drawn which would enable those intent on criminal
activities to strategically plan offences based on this data. The force
would then be required to adapt its methods in order to continue to
prevent and detect crime.

 

The Police Service will never disclose information which could identify
investigative activity and, therefore, undermine their investigations. To
do so would hinder the prevention or detection of crime.

 

Balancing Test

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 argument in ensuring we are open and transparent. However,
the disclosure of Police resources which would harm the ability of Essex
Police to prevent and detect crime is a more influential reason.

 

As part of that policing purpose, information is gathered which can be
highly sensitive relating to high profile investigative activity.
Weakening the mechanisms used to monitor any type of criminal activity and
specifically terrorist activity would place the security of the country at
an increased level of danger.

 

In addition, any disclosure by Essex Police that places the security of
the country at risk, no matter how generic, would undermine any trust or
confidence individuals have in us, therefore, at this moment in time it is
our opinion that for these issues the balance test favours of
non-disclosure of the information at this time.

 

Please be advised that requests that are repeats or similar in nature may
be refused under Section 14 of the FOIA.  We will consider making your
requests vexatious if you continue.

 

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

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Telephone: 101 | Email: [3][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

 

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

 

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI Department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

 

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

 

[4]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

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:
[5]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: [6]info.rights.freedom@essex. police.uk

 

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 [7]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

From: Info Rights Freedom Essex <[Essex Police request email]>
Sent: 06 April 2021 14:52
To: Agnes Elong <[FOI #743983 email]>
Subject: FOI 15565 Essex Police Force Support Unit Vehicles 2015-2021

 

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

Please note that Essex Police are actively publishing information within
our publication scheme webpage, information supplied as part of this
request could be used within the scheme. Please click on the following
link to search details of existing publications
[8]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac....

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature.

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at Section 14 may be
engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple
requests on differing subjects.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[9]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[10]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances, delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

Please ensure all future enquiries are sent to the
[11][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

Kind regards

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Telephone: 101 | Email: [12][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA (for Sat Nav directions, use
CM2 6DN for HQ)

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI Department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

[13]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

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:
[14]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: [15]info.rights.freedom@essex. police.uk

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 [16]https://ico.org.uk/

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