Ivanel Bernard Elong

Dear Essex Police,
Part 1
Can you please give me list of the Essex Police Vehicle Fleet from 2015-2020?
Details
-Date: 2015-2020
-Model Year
-The Vehicle Make & Model
-Type of Vehicle (Including Van's Wheelbase, Roof Size and Numbers of Wheels)
-Number of Doors (Example: 3-Door, 5-Door etc)
-Role of The Vehicle (Including Force Support Unit)
-The Year the Vehicle was Commissioned
-Video Camera (Yes or No)

Part 2
Did the Force Support Unit use these vehicles? (Yes or No For Each)
2019-Present Audi A6 Avant
2016-2018 Audi A4 Sedan
2019-Present Audi A4 Sedan
2016-2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan
2016-2019 BMW 3 Series Touring
2019-Present BMW 3 Series Sedan
2020-Present BMW 3 Series Touring
2017-2020 BMW 5 Series G30 Sedan
2017-2020 BMW 5 Series G30 Touring
2021 BMW 5 Series G30 Sedan
2021 BMW 5 Series G30 Touring
2015-2019 Ford S-Max
2020-Present Ford S-Max
2018-2020 Skoda Octavia Estate
2021 Skoda Octavia Estate
2015-2020 Volvo XC90
2017-2020 Volvo V90
2021 Volvo V90 (Facelift)

Part 3
How many of these two vehicles listed below did Essex Police have or purchase?
1. BMW X5 (G05)
2. 2021 Volvo XC90 (Facelift)

Part 4.
1. When did Essex Police purchase BMW X5 (G05)s? (Date: Day, Month and Year)
2. When did the BMW X5 (G05)s where Commissioned to Essex Police? (Date: Day, Month and Year)

Part 5
1. When did Essex Police had Armed Response Vehicles? (Date or Year).
2. When did officers for the Force Support Unit were allowed to carry Firearms? (Date or Year)

Part 6
What time do Essex Police open and closed for 7 days a week?

Yours faithfully,

Ivanel Bernard Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

1 Atodiad

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
can be found at: 
[3]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
[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
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests:
[7]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: [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/

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

2 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 the 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:

 

Part 1

Can you please give me list of the Essex Police Vehicle Fleet from
2015-2020?

Details

-Date: 2015-2020

-Model Year

-The Vehicle Make & Model

-Type of Vehicle (Including Van's Wheelbase, Roof Size and Numbers of
Wheels) -Number of Doors (Example: 3-Door, 5-Door etc) -Role of The
Vehicle (Including Force Support Unit) -The Year the Vehicle was
Commissioned -Video Camera (Yes or No)

Part 2

Did the Force Support Unit use these vehicles? (Yes or No For Each)
2019-Present Audi A6 Avant

2016-2018 Audi A4 Sedan

2019-Present Audi A4 Sedan

2016-2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan

2016-2019 BMW 3 Series Touring

2019-Present BMW 3 Series Sedan

2020-Present BMW 3 Series Touring

2017-2020 BMW 5 Series G30 Sedan

2017-2020 BMW 5 Series G30 Touring

2021 BMW 5 Series G30 Sedan

2021 BMW 5 Series G30 Touring

2015-2019 Ford S-Max

2020-Present Ford S-Max

2018-2020 Skoda Octavia Estate

2021 Skoda Octavia Estate

2015-2020 Volvo XC90

2017-2020 Volvo V90

2021 Volvo V90 (Facelift)

Part 3

How many of these two vehicles listed below did Essex Police have or
purchase?

1. BMW X5 (G05)

2. 2021 Volvo XC90 (Facelift)

Part 4.

1. When did Essex Police purchase BMW X5 (G05)s? (Date: Day, Month and
Year) 2. When did the BMW X5 (G05)s where Commissioned to Essex Police?
(Date: Day, Month and Year)

Part 5

1. When did Essex Police had Armed Response Vehicles? (Date or Year).

2. When did officers for the Force Support Unit were allowed to carry
Firearms? (Date or Year)

Part 6

What time do Essex Police open and closed for 7 days a week?

 

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating to your request,
however, the obligation of Section 1(1)(b) cannot be met as Essex Police
does not hold all the information requested in a format that allows it to
be retrieved within the time and cost limits of FOI.

 

When responding to a request for information under the terms of the FOIA,
a public authority is not obliged to provide information if the authority
estimates that the cost of the retrieval of the information requested
would be in excess of £450 (equivalent to 18 hours work).  The costs
criteria relates to a request in its entirety, which means that if we
cannot retrieve all of the information requested within the costs limit,
we are not obliged to retrieve any of the information requested.

 

Section 12(1) of the FOIA states that a public authority is not obliged
to:

 

“…comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that
the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate
limit.”

 

The following explanation outlines the difficulty Essex Police has in
answering your request:

 

Essex Police are unable to accurately extract the level of detail in
relation to your request from our current systems.  The information held
on our Fleet Management system only tells us the current snapshot of the
fleet as it is today.  To provide details of the vehicles that were on the
fleet in 2015 to 2020 would entail manually reviewing spreadsheets and
then looking at every vehicle individually using a mixture of electronic
and physical archived hardcopy documents to ascertain the ‘type of
vehicle’.  To establish if information is held would, therefore, exceed
the time and cost limits under the FOIA and would qualify as the creation
of data as the results cannot be processed by means of purely sorting or
filtering data sources or running a database query tool.  There is no
requirement under the act to create data purely to answer FOI requests. 

 

Consequently, and to this extent, Essex Police are exempt from the duty to
provide information you have requested under the provisions of Section
12(1) of the FOIA.  Therefore, and in accordance with Section 17(1) of the
FOIA, this communication must act as a refusal notice to provide all of
the information that could be interpreted as being captured by this part
of your request.

 

Having said that and in an effort to assist, although excess cost removes
the force’s obligations under the FOIA, Essex Police can confirm the
following:

 

The Force Support Unit (FSU) has a proud history of providing specialist
support to Essex Police since it was established in 1973 and they became
responsible for all firearms incidents within the County.  Officers
respond to incidents involving weapons and assist in the planning and
deployment of firearms operations using overt and covert tactics.  Other
roles include driving armoured vehicles, patrolling ports and airports. 
You may also find the below of interest:

 

[3]https://www.essex.police.uk/police-force...

 

Essex Police is a 24 x 7 organization.

 

Section 16(1) of the FOIA provides that a public authority is required to
provide advice and assistance, Essex Police can confirm that the opening
times for the Transport Services Department can be provided if required. 
If you do require further information on the opening times for the
Transport Services Department a new request will need to be submitted and
the request will be dealt with accordingly.

 

The intention of Section 16 is to provide assistance in resubmitting a
valid request.  Please note that any advice and assistance under Section
16 regarding resubmission of a request does not indicate that resubmission
will provide a full disclosure, each submission will be assessed and if a
disclosure is deemed harmful, then the appropriate exemptions will apply.

 

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.

 

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police and we are sorry that we have
not been able to provide the information you have requested on this
occasion. 

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [4][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.

 

[5]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:
[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]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 [8]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

From: Info Rights Freedom Essex <[Essex Police request email]>
Sent: 28 June 2021 16:47
To: Ivanel Bernard Elong <[FOI #769167 email]>
Subject: FOI 15867 Essex Police Vehicle Fleet 2015-2020

 

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
[9]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
[10]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[11]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
[12][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

Kind regards

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [13][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.

[14]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:
[15]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: [16]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 [17]https://ico.org.uk/

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Ivanel Bernard Elong

Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Okay, but can you at least give the Essex Police Vehicle Fleet for only 2020

Details
-Date:1st January- 31st December 2020

-Model Year

-The Vehicle Make & Model

-Type of Vehicle (Including Van's Wheelbase, Roof Size and Numbers of Wheels)

-Number of Doors (Example: 3-Door, 5-Door etc)

-Role of The Vehicle (Including Force Support Unit)

-The Year the Vehicle was Commissioned

-Video Camera (Yes or No)

Part 2
Also, I send an email on July 1st. I'm not sure if you have seen it. If not here it is so you can respond to it.
I recently saw the response for my relative, Agnes Elong and couldn't understand the response for Part 2 so here is my questions about Section 12 (1) of Freedom of Information.
1.Will you do research over the 18-hour limit on the Essex Police Vehicle Fleet from 1989-2006 if I pay the fee under Section 12 (1)?
2. If so, then how do I pay the fee?
Details
-Date: 1989-2006
-Model Year
-The Vehicle Make & Model
-Type of Vehicle (Including Van's Wheelbase, Roof Size and Numbers of Wheels)
-Number of Doors (Example: 3-Door, 5-Door etc)
-Registration Plate
-Role of The Vehicle (Including Firearms Support Unit)
-Marked or Unmarked
-Roof Number
-Station is at
-Body Color of the Vehicle
-The Year the Vehicle was Commissioned
-The Year the Vehicle was Decommissioned
-Video Camera (Yes or No)

Yours sincerely,

Ivanel Bernard Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

1 Atodiad

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

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
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 www.ico.gov.uk,
specific information relating to submitting a request can be found at: 
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
[Essex Police request email] mailbox.

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
[3]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
[4]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at: 
[5]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
[6][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [7][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.

 

[8]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:
[9]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: [10]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 [11]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

2 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 the 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:

 

Okay, but can you at least give the Essex Police Vehicle Fleet for only
2020

 

Details

 

-Date:1st January- 31st December 2020

 

-Model Year

 

-The Vehicle Make & Model

 

-Type of Vehicle (Including Van's Wheelbase, Roof Size and Numbers of
Wheels)

 

-Number of Doors (Example: 3-Door, 5-Door etc)

 

-Role of The Vehicle (Including Force Support Unit)

 

-The Year the Vehicle was Commissioned

 

-Video Camera (Yes or No)

 

Part 2

 

Also, I send an email on July 1st. I'm not sure if you have seen it. If
not here it is so you can respond to it.

 

I recently saw the response for my relative, Agnes Elong and couldn't
understand the response for Part 2 so here is my questions about Section
12 (1) of Freedom of Information.

 

1.Will you do research over the 18-hour limit on the Essex Police Vehicle
Fleet from 1989-2006 if I pay the fee under Section 12 (1)?

 

2. If so, then how do I pay the fee?

 

Details

 

-Date: 1989-2006

 

-Model Year

 

-The Vehicle Make & Model

 

-Type of Vehicle (Including Van's Wheelbase, Roof Size and Numbers of
Wheels)

 

-Number of Doors (Example: 3-Door, 5-Door etc)

 

-Registration Plate

 

-Role of The Vehicle (Including Firearms Support Unit)

 

-Marked or Unmarked

 

-Roof Number

 

-Station is at

 

-Body Color of the Vehicle

 

-The Year the Vehicle was Commissioned

 

-The Year the Vehicle was Decommissioned

 

-Video Camera (Yes or No)

 

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating to your request,
however, the obligation of Section 1(1)(b) cannot be met as Essex Police
does not hold all the information requested in a format that allows it to
be retrieved within the time and cost limits of FOI.

 

When responding to a request for information under the terms of the FOIA,
a public authority is not obliged to provide information if the authority
estimates that the cost of the retrieval of the information requested
would be in excess of £450 (equivalent to 18 hours work).  The costs
criteria relates to a request in its entirety, which means that if we
cannot retrieve all of the information requested within the costs limit,
we are not obliged to retrieve any of the information requested.

 

Section 12(1) of the FOIA states that a public authority is not obliged
to:

 

“…comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that
the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate
limit.”

 

The following explanation outlines the difficulty Essex Police has in
answering your request:

 

Essex Police are unable to accurately extract the level of detail in
relation to your request from our current systems.  The information held
on our Fleet Management system only provides a current snapshot at the
point in time of access to the system.  To provide accurate details of
fleet vehicles in 2020 would require the manual review of spreadsheets and
cross referral of every vehicle by individually using a mixture of
electronic and physical archived hardcopy documents to ascertain the ‘type
of vehicle’.  To provide information in the format that you require would
exceed the time and cost limits under the FOIA, be overly burdensome and
would qualify as the creation of data as the results cannot be processed
by means of purely sorting or filtering data sources or running a database
query tool.  There is no requirement under the act to create data purely
to answer FOI requests. 

 

Consequently, and to this extent, Essex Police are exempt from the duty to
provide information you have requested under the provisions of Section
12(1) of the FOIA.  Therefore, and in accordance with Section 17(1) of the
FOIA, this communication must act as a refusal notice to provide all of
the information that could be interpreted as being captured by this part
of your request.

 

Section 16(1) of the FOIA provides that a public authority is required to
provide advice and assistance, Essex Police can confirm that within the
Essex Police Publication Scheme, data relating to a snapshot of vehicle
fleet data will be provided.  This data will be updated every six months.
The data will conform with existing FOI standards and the appropriate
caveats applied.

 

Repeat or similar requests in nature to organizations cause
disproportionate and unjustified level of additional work and may be
refused under Section 14 of the FOIA.  The production of information
through our publication scheme provides access to data, we will,
therefore, consider making future similar requests vexatious.

 

In the spirit of fairness to all applicants, Essex Police has made a
decision that it will refuse any offer to pay costs where Section 12 is
engaged.  To allow individuals to pay would exclude those who may be
financially unable to meet the costs.  Essex Police will provide
assistance to refine requests under Section 16 of the act, so if
applicable,  the cost limits will not apply.  Regular publications through
our publication scheme will assist across a number of subjects.  

 

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police and we are sorry that we are
unable to assist any further in this matter.

 

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
Sent: 23 July 2021 14:38
To: Ivanel Bernard Elong <[FOI #769167 email]>
Subject: RE: FOI 15974 Essex Police Vehicle Fleet 2020

 

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.

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
[12]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
[13]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at: 
[14]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
[15][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [16][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.

 

[17]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:
[18]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: [19]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 [20]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

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Ivanel Bernard Elong

Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Thank you for responding to my request. I understand that you couldn't give me the information I ask for.

Yours sincerely,

Ivanel Bernard Elong