Police Officer statistics

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan West Midlands Police.

Dear West Midlands Police,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to request the following information to be based on figures for West Midlands Police officers.

How many police officers are currently employed in the West Midlands?

How many police officers were employed in each of the last 10 years?

In each of the last 10 years...

How many arrests have been made?

How many wrong arrests have been made? (e.g. failed to preform procedures correctly, wrongly arrested/innocent etc.)

How many police officers have been charged for an offence/crime? what were these crimes(and dates of crimes) and what were the penalties?

How many police officers have been proven guilty to mistreating members of the public (any wrong doing whether it be physical, verbal or simply unlawful)? what were the nature of these (and dates) and what were the penalties?

Has any compensation been issued to the members of the public affected? If so, how much?

How many police officers have been let go from the force for wrong behaviour/actions? what were the nature of these (and dates) and what were the penalties (if more than being let go).

I would be most interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request.

Yours faithfully,

Kathryn Emerson

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Freedom of Information,

Dear Ms Emerson

 

FOI Request Reference: 006495/15 and 6501/15

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 18/11/2015.

 

REQUEST 6495/15

 

I would like to request the following information to be based on figures
for West Midlands Police officers.

    

How many police officers are currently employed in the West Midlands?

    

How many police officers were employed in each of the last 10 years?

    

In each of the last 10 years...

    

How many arrests have been made?

    

How many wrong arrests have been made? (e.g. failed to preform procedures
correctly, wrongly arrested/innocent etc.)

    

How many police officers have been charged for an offence/crime? what were
these crimes(and dates of crimes) and what were the     penalties?

    

How many police officers have been proven guilty to mistreating members of
the public (any wrong doing whether it be physical,

verbal or simply unlawful)? what were the nature of these (and dates) and
what were the penalties?

    

Has any compensation been issued to the members of the public affected? If
so, how much?

    

How many police officers have been let go from the force for wrong
behaviour/actions? what were the nature of these (and dates) and

what were the penalties (if more than being let go).

    

I would be most interested in any information held by your organisation
regarding my request.

 

REQUEST 6501/15

 

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

    

I would like to request the following information to be based on
complaints issued against West Midlands Police officers for the last 10
years.

    

In each of the last 10 years:

    

How many complaints have been issued against police officers by the
public?

    

How many Police officers have lost their job due to investigation into a
complaint from the public?

    

     ......................

    

Are there any police officers currently employed that have had a
considerable amount of complaints made against them since their

employment (considerable is more than 10)

    

Is there any documentation of these complaints that is available to the
public through FOI? (There does not seem to be anything online

through there websites)

 

I would be most interested in any information held by your organisation
regarding my request.

RESPONSE

 

These requests have been aggregated for purposes. A significant amount of
information has been requested from a number of different departments and
we are unable to provide it all within the cost threshold. However please
consult the remainder of the document to see what can be provided within
the cost threshold.

Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to
which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and
retrieving the information exceed the appropriate costs limit under
section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands
Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom
of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.

 

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relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the
time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating
that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this
letter acts as a refusal notice.

 

In accordance with Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act, I am
happy to look at ways in which you can refine your request in order to
have access to some of the information you have requested. A lot of the
information that you have requested is available on our disclosure log.
Could you please look at this and then refine your request to information
that is not in the public domain? This website has been included below.
You may also wish to look at information contained on the IPCC website
which provides data on complaints. A link to this site has also been
included below.

http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/
https://www.ipcc.gov.uk/force/west-midla...

If you would like to look into refining your request please contact me.

 

 

For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our
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Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
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If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Good afternoon

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