Northumbria Police - Dedicated cost code/s

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Dear Northumbria Police,

1. Please supply all information that Northumbria Police hold concerning the recording of costs for police operations and invesgations, particularly all information concerning high profile cases.

2. Do Northumbria Police allocate such operations and invesgations, as 1 above, with a dedicated cost code, if so, please supply all information concerning same.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Asher

Northumbria Police

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Yours sincerely

Jan Mcewan

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Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

Thank you for your email dated 15th August 2011 in which you made a request
for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of
access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police),
subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. Please supply all information that Northumbria Police hold concerning
the recording of costs for police operations and invesgations, particularly
all information concerning high profile cases.

2. Do Northumbria Police allocate such operations and invesgations, as 1
above, with a dedicated cost code, if so, please supply all information
concerning same.

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Finance
Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you
have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The current procedure for recording costs for police operations and
invesgations is as follows.

1. The Crime Department are allocated an annual budget specifically to
cover the overtime costs of MIT staff and any temporary staff employed to
carry out Major Investigation Team (MIT) led enquiries. Incidental costs,
for example accommodation and subsistence for MIT staff, will also be met
from this budget.

2. Once a contingency is approved the Finance Deptartment will set up a
separate cost centre to which only the “additional” overtime and incidental
costs arising from the investigation will be allocated. The costs of staff
and officers on a specific investigation during their normal duty/shift
time is not allocated to this cost centre.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

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whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Direct Dial: 01661 868347

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Gadawodd Jo Asher anodiad ()

Marty McGartland is single-handedly responsible for stopping at least 45 IRA bomb and assassination plots: http://politics.caledonianmercury.com/20... he saved the lives of at least fifty people and he put his own life in danger while doing so. As a result, the IRA kidnapped Martin 8th August 1991, Marty escaped certain death by jumping from a third floor window. Marty was moved to the UK mainland by British Government, however, for the past 20 years he has been hounded by the State, the Police, MI5 and others, simply because he wrote a book about his experiences; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Dead-Men-W...

Marty was also shot at least 6 times by the IRA in June 1999, the IRA only found Marty's safe house after MI5, Northumbria Police and the CPS took a flawed and malicious prosecution against him, he was acquitted. However, during the court case Northumbria Police read out Martin's real name and even his home address. Marty's 1991 kidnapping has also been covered up for the past 20 years, The State (including RUC and PSNI) suppressed compelling evidence, evidence that would have resulted in his kidnappers being charged, the men were not even arrested, they were protected by the State for 18 years (until Marty make another complaint); http://www.scribd.com/doc/55567240/Top-P...

Northumbria Police, the Home Office, MI5, NIO, IPCC and many other organs of the State continue to cover up Marty's 1999 attempted murder too; https://www.facebook.com/MartinMcGartland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQhyxr0zd...

This is a total disgrace, it is also wrong, it is a State cover-up. Marty McGartland is in very poor health as a result, the State cover-up has and continues to exacerbate this. The protecting of IRA terrorists and the covering-up of both Marty’s kidnapping and his 1999 attempted murder by the above parties has now gone on for between 12 and 20 years. The above parties are hell bent on protecting IRA terrorists who were involved with both attacks. The above parties are also using every trick in the book, and many more, to cover up their own wrongdoing.

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/BritishAgents

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northumbr...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Co...

Support Marty McGartland (Agent Carol) in his fight for truth and justice. Lets expose those involved; http://www.causes.com/causes/548596-we-t...

You can also find out more information about the State Cover-Up in the Martin McGartland case by searching google, facebook, you tube or the web for: Martin McGartland Northumbria Poilice or Martin McGartland PSNI PPS.

Dear Northumbria Police,

I would like you to carry out an internal review.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Asher

Northumbria Police

We acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review of the
response you received in relation to the above mentioned Freedom Of
Information request.

We aim to provide a response to you within 20 working days of this
acknowledgement.
Yours sincerely

Helen Robbins

Disclosure Section
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Dear Northumbria Police,

By law my internal review should have been answered within 20 working days. Please forward me your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Asher

Northumbria Police

Dear Ms Asher,

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the "Act")

Thank you for your email dated the 17th September in which you requested a
review of the response to your request for access to information which may
be held by Northumbria Police.

You asked:

"1.  Please supply all information that Northumbria Police hold concerning
the recording of costs for police operations and investigations,
particularly all information concerning high profile cases.
   
2. Do Northumbria Police allocate such operations and investigations, as 1
above, with a dedicated cost code, if so, please supply all information
concerning same."
   
Northumbria Police provided the following response:
   
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.
   
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the
Finance Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the
information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
   
I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as
follows.
   
The current procedure for recording costs for police operations and
investigations is as follows.
   
1. The Crime Department are allocated an annual budget specifically to
cover the overtime costs of Major Investigation Team (MIT) staff and any
temporary staff employed to carry out MIT led enquiries. Incidental costs,
for example accommodation and subsistence for MIT staff, will also be met
from this budget.
   
2. Once a contingency is approved the Finance Department will set up a
separate cost centre to which only the “additional” overtime and
incidental costs arising from the investigation will be allocated. The
costs of staff and officers on a specific investigation during their
normal duty/shift time is not allocated to this cost centre.
   
Your request for review asked:

"I would like you to carry out an internal review."

In response:

Your request for review has not specified what part of the original
response provided to you, you wish to be reviewed and accordingly I have
undertaken a full review of your request, the actions taken by Michael
Cleugh and the response provided to you.

I can indeed confirm that investigations were undertaken with the Force
Finance Department and your questions were provided to them in order that
procedures and any other information held could be examined and a suitable
response provided to you.

In respect of question 1, we have taken that you wish to know what
information is held which determines how Northumbria Police record the
costs associated with police operations and investigations, particularly
those costs concerning high profile cases.  With regards to question 2, I
have taken that you wish to know if Northumbria Police allocate high
profile cases and investigations with a separate cost code.

What I can advise, is that costs in relation to routine investigations
undertaken at Area Command level are borne by that Area Command and no
specific cost codes are allocated.  These types of investigation costs are
absorbed into the annual budget for each Area Command.

With regards to higher profile investigations such as murder,
manslaughter, deaths within the workplace and fatal collisions, a Senior
Investigating Officer (SIO) attached to the Force Major Investigation Team
(MIT) will take responsibility for reactive enquiries.  The MIT are part
of the Crime Department and not all investigations within the force are
undertaken by the MIT.

The Crime Department is allocated an annual budget specifically to cover
the costs of MIT staff and any temporary staff employed in the MIT team to
carry out MIT led enquiries.  This budget will include incidental costs
and accommodation and subsistence for MIT staff which will also be met
from this budget.

The responsibility for the costs associated with the operational support
of MIT led investigations lies with the Area Command who is hosting the
MIT for a particular investigation.  

When a MIT enquiry commences, the SIO will carry out an assessment of the
circumstances of the incident to establish the requirements in respect of
staffing and financial requirements.  Consultation will then take place
between the SIO and Senior Management within the MIT who will agree
staffing for the incident and authorise a contingency allocation to be
managed by the SIO.

Once this contingency is approved, the Finance Department will set up a
separate cost centre to which only the additional overtime and incidental
costs arising from the investigation will be allocated.  The costs of
staff and officers on  a specific investigation during their normal
duty/shift time is not allocate to this cost centre.

I can confirm that no other information,other than that which you have
already been provided is held in respect of the recording of costs for
police operations and investigations and that in respect of a high profile
case, it may be deemed necessary, following SIO assessment to allocate a
specific cost centre code to which only overtime and associated incidental
costs arising from the incident will be charged.  The costs of those
individual staff members and officers who are working on the investigation
and who are not incurring overtime or additional costs will not be
allocated to the specific cost centre code and will be absorbed by way of
the MIT's annual budget entitlement.

To conclude, I am satisfied that the necessary investigations were carried
out in order to facilitate the response from Northumbria Police to your
request.  

Should you remain dissatisfied with my response, I would urge you to be
specific with regards to the areas of our original response that you wish
to be reviewed.

In the meantime, it remains open to you to refer this matter to the
Information Commissioner at the following address:

Information Commissioners Officer
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

Hayley Morrison
Disclosure Manager

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Dear Hayley Morrison,

Many thanks for the reply.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Asher