Request on the number of Watch Control Officers

simon mcgrath made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service,

1 I would like to know the names, job titles and locations of all members of staff who are designated as “Watch Control Officers ” and any staff senior to them in the Service
( note these are as referenced in Schedule 4 of the Investigatory Powers Act )
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016...
2. I would like to know the number of people who are :
Watch Control Officers
Senior to the above

3. I would like to know what training has been given to members of staff responsible for application of the Investigatory Powers Act or what training is planned
4. I would like to know what guidelines have been issued to members of staff about the Investigatory Powers Act

Yours faithfully,

simon mcgrath

Angela Bankhead, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Simon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I acknowledge your request for information received on 5 December 2016.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

For your information, the act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me on my details below.

Yours sincerely
Angela

Angela Bankhead
Governance Officer
Tel: 0191 3755554
abankhead @ddfire.gov.uk

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Karen Pallister, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Simon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Your request for information has now been considered and I am pleased to provide you with the details below:

1. We are unable to release names and details of watch control officers. This information is not in the public domain. As you are not the data subject, release of this information would constitute a breach of principle 1 of the Data Protection Act. Principle 1 states that personal data shall be processed (used) fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless at least one of the conditions in Schedule 2 is met; in this case none of the conditions in Schedule 2 have been met. This means that the section 40 exemption of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) is engaged; this email therefore acts as a refusal notice under section 17 of
the FoIA as some of the information you have requested is exempt from disclosure.

2. With effect from 1 January 2017 we have 4 Control Watch Managers who report to the Fire Control Manager.

3. Members of our senior leadership team have received RIPA training.

4. The Service has a RIPA policy for staff which is currently under review.

I hope this information will be helpful to you. If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by contacting the Freedom of Information Officer at the address below.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Telephone: 01625 545745 or 08456 306060 Website: www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Karen Pallister
Governance Manager
Tel: 0191 3755581
[mobile number]
Email: [email address]
www.ddfire.gov.uk

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County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service Service Headquarters, Belmont Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW

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