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Police Overseas Trips

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Dear Northamptonshire Police,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips.

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips police officials have taken in the course of conducting police business.

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:
- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country that was visited
- The full name, title and position of the police official who went on the overseas trip
- The reason or reasons why the police official went on the overseas trip
- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses)
- Please state whether the police force met the costs of the overseas trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs. Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.
Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Dear Ms Corderoy

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Our Ref: 003309/17

I write in reply to your e-mail received 10/07/2017 requesting information as reproduced below.

Our reference for the request is 003309/17.

Your request is being processed and you may expect a reply within 20 working days, which will be 07/08/2017. In some circumstances we may not be able to achieve this timescale, but if this is likely to be the case you will be informed at the earliest opportunity and given a revised timescale.

Yours sincerely

C1507 Ian Kelly
Information Unit Manager
Tel: 101 Ext 346940
[email address]
Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
If calling from outside Northamptonshire please call 03000 111 222
Northamptonshire Police: Putting Communities First

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Kelly Ian,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Corderoy   

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Our Ref:
003309/17

 

With reference to your e-mail received 10/07/2017 requesting information
as reproduced below:

 

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to
know the

number of overseas trips police officials have taken in the course of
conducting police

business.

 

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

1.    The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country
that was visited

2.    The full name, title and position of the police official who went on
the overseas trip

3.    The reason or reasons why the police official went on the overseas
trip

4.    The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses)

5.    Please state whether the police force met the costs of the overseas
trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or
another organisation met the costs.

6.    Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company,
charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or 
consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

 

I can confirm that Northamptonshire Police holds the information requested
as follows:

 

Date Rate Country Full Title Reason for Cost Cost Cost Cost Cost Who met
Out return Name and trip Flight Hire train Accom Expenses cost
position net £ net £ net £ net £
£
14Mar16 15Mar16 Norway S30(3) Police Investigations 1240.53 125.96   474..72 10.00 Northants
S31(3) Officer Police

S40(5)
23Aug16 24Aug16 Germany S40(5) Police Role related 368.43   79.41   107.85 Northants
Officer Police
24Aug16 25Aug16 France S30(3) Police Investigations 490.71     471.72 150.00 Northants
S31(3) Officer Police

S40(5)
7May17 11/12May17 USA S40(5) Police Product 878 24.24   815.17 87.64 Northants
Officer development Police

 

Northamptonshire Police declines to provide that information as Section
17(1) of the Act provides that -

 

A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is
to any extent relying on a claim that any provision of Part II relating to
the duty to confirm or deny is relevant to the request or on a claim that
information is exempt information must, within the time for complying with
section 1(1), give the applicant a notice which –

 

(a) States that fact,

(b) Specifies the exemption in question, and

(c) States (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

 

Section 30(3) Investigations and proceedings conducted by the public
authority

Section 31(3) Law Enforcement

Section 40(5) Personal Information

 

Section 30 is a class base qualified exemption and consideration must be
given as to whether there is a public interest in neither confirming or
denying the information exists.

 

Sections 31 is a prejudice based qualified exemption and there is a
requirement to articulate the harm that would be caused in confirming or
not that the information is held as well as carrying out a public interest
test. 

 

Overall Harm

Any release under the Freedom of Information Act is a disclosure to the
world, not just to the individual making the request.  To confirm or not
what information is held would be inappropriate as it would reveal actual
policing activity.

 

By confirming or denying information is held has the potential to
undermine any ongoing investigations and in particular this could lead to
offenders realising the investigations that are taking or could take place

 

Factors for confirmation or denial Section 30

The Police Service is charged with enforcing the law, preventing and
detecting crime and protecting the communities we serve. Confirming that
information exists could promote public trust in providing transparency
and demonstrating openness and accountability into where the police are
currently focusing their investigations.  It could also provide
reassurance to the public that Northamptonshire Police conduct
investigations appropriately. Confirmation may allow the public to have a
better understanding of the effectiveness of the Police Service.

 

Factors for Neither confirm nor deny Section 30

By neither confirming nor denying that any other information is held, any
on-going investigations will not be exposed and therefore will not be
prejudiced or undermined. In addition confirmation that any other
information does exist could affect the forces future law enforcement
capabilities which would hinder the prevention and detection of crime.

 

Section 31 Evidence of Harm

To disclose that other information exists in this instance would undermine
policing and affect law enforcement capabilities.

 

The police have a duty to prevent and detect crime and protect the
communities it serves. The disclosure of the requested information could
hinder the Police force’s ability to conduct those duties as victims may
be more apprehensive about reporting crimes for fear of being identified
to the world at large. Any ongoing investigations relating to the subject
matter may be compromised thus resulting in the victim feeling
disappointed and frustrated that justice has not been achieved.

 

The factors favouring disclosure for S31

By disclosing the information the public would see where public funds are
being spent in order to protect them. Better public awareness may reduce
crime or lead to more information from the public as they would be more
observant in reporting suspicious activity especially if they were aware
of criminal acts

 

Factors favouring non-disclosure for S31

By disclosing the information law enforcement tactics would be compromised
which would hinder the prevention and detection of those who are of
interest in these enquiries. 

 

Balance test

 

The detection of offender(s) is of paramount importance and the Police
service will not divulge information if it undermines policing tactics in
managing investigations. Whilst there is a public interest in the
transparency of policing operations, there is a need to safeguard the
integrity of police investigations. 

 

40(2) – Third Party Personal information

 

The information you request is exempt under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000. This absolute exemption applies because the right
given under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request official
information held by public authorities, does not apply to personal data or
personal data of third parties. Any requests for third party information
become subject to exemption in consideration of infringement of the
Principles of the Data Protection Act and therefore attract pursuance of
exemption under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 - in
this instance disclosure would breach the First, Second and Sixth
Principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

 

By way of further explanation the information which you seek clearly
contains personal information and could compromise the work undertaken by
officers at the time or in the future as a result of this travel. As such,
the exemption under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
is applicable. This is an absolute exemption from disclosure of
information relevant to your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 

 

I trust you find this information to be satisfactory but if you have any
further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Northamptonshire Police provides a review and appeals procedure within the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you decide to make an
appeal and, having followed the full process you are still dissatisfied,
you will then have the right to direct your comments to the Information
Commissioner who will give due consideration to the matter. See Appendix
'a' attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ian Kelly
Information Unit Manager
Tel: 101 Ext 346940
[1][email address] 
Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
If calling from outside Northamptonshire please call 03000 111 222
Northamptonshire Police: Putting Communities First

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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