Dear Grampian Police,
I would like to request a FOI disclosure which is basically to understand the annual money payments to Serco and Gatso for the calibration and maintenance of cameras, staff training, and how the speed is calculated as part of the secondary check.
Q1. How many fixed post Gatso (FPG) and Gatso Red Light(GRL) cameras were in use, on an annual basis, by your partnership in the past three financial years?
Q2.For these cameras, for the past three financial years, what were the total cost amounts paid(TCAP) for the annual calibration of these cameras, identifying the TCAP to intermediate agents such as Serco and the company Gatsometer B.V, and the additional amounts of V.A.T added ?
Q3.Please confirm if the partnership have ownership of these cameras, paid in full, or any other arrangement.
Q4.Please confirm if the calibration contracts (CC) have been agreed for a fixed term with break penalty clauses or negotiated annually, if the CC are inclusive of a greater contract regarding maintenance, and who signed the contracts on behalf of the partnership.
Q5.After the cameras have been returned following calibration please confirm if, apart from the calibration certificate, Gatsometer B.V provide a report on any faults detected and items replaced and, if so, please identify the items, including batteries, that have required replacement.
Q6 After calibration, please confirm if the cameras are returned with a shutter speed of two photographs at intervals of 0.5 seconds, and if your Camera Enforcement Officers make any adjustments to the shutter speed or flash setting prior to reinstallation and, if so, what are the setting adjustments?.
Q7.Regarding the secondary check viewing, please advise how the viewing staff are trained for their task, who does the training, are certificates of completion provided, and are the staff given post training assessments or hard copy reference documentation. Is the work of the viewing staff audited or reviewed at intervals?
Q8.For FPG please confirm the distance between the calibration lines on the road which are part of the secondary check, so that one can calculate the speed if five lines are passed.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

McKenzie, Jody,

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Dear Mr Fallon,

I acknowledge receipt of your email below in which you requested information in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

I shall reply to you as soon as is practicable, and, in any event, by 22 September 2011.

If you have any questions about the request in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Jody McKenzie

Assistant Manager (Freedom of Information)

Information Disclosure Unit

Grampian Police

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McKenzie, Jody,

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Dear Mr Fallon,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

If you have any questions about the response, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Jody McKenzie

Assistant Manager (Freedom of Information)

Information Disclosure Unit

Grampian Police

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Dear McKenzie, Jody,
Thank you for your helpful reply.
I would appreciate clarification regarding Q9 because there appears to be different answers possible depending on the site.

CLARIFICATION POINT ONE.
Please advise of the site numbers of the 9 Gatso Speed cameras and the corresponding distance between the secondary check marks for each site.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,

dennis fallon

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Dear Dennis

Thank you for your email below. I have made enquiry with the safety camera partnership in regard to your question, however, the relevant member of staff is out of the office until Tuesday. I will make contact with her then and respond to you as soon as possible.

I hope that this is in order.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Jody McKenzie

Assistant Manager (Freedom of Information)

Information Disclosure Unit

Grampian Police

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McKenzie, Jody, Grampian Police

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Dear Mr Fallon,

Please find attached below the additional information which you requested.

If you have any further queries about the response, please get in touch.

Regards,

Mrs Jody McKenzie

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Dear Ms McKenzie,

Thank you very much for your help.

Yours sincerely,

dennis fallon

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