Dear Northamptonshire Police,

Please provide your most recent uniform policy, that would be applicable to response officers.

In addition, I also request the number of officers trained in the use of TASER within the service and whether plans are in place to offer TASER training to student (probationary) or special officers in the future

Please also provide information regarding the levels of driving training offered within Northamptonshire Police, and whether student (probationary) officers are trained to response/standard or above level.

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Coulter

Karavadra Kishore,

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Coulter

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - Our Ref: 006501/20

With reference to your e-mail received 23/11/2020 requesting information:

Please provide your most recent uniform policy, that would be applicable to response officers.

In addition, I also request the number of officers trained in the use of TASER within the service and whether plans are in place to offer TASER training to student (probationary) or special officers in the future

Please also provide information regarding the levels of driving training offered within Northamptonshire Police, and whether student (probationary) officers are trained to response/standard or above level.

This is to inform you that Northamptonshire Police are currently dealing with high levels of demand for information. Every effort will be made to ensure that you receive an appropriate response on time, however, we may not be able to complete the response to your request within 20 working days. The ICO is aware and we are currently enacting a recovery plan.

On behalf of Northamptonshire Police, I do apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by this delay and if you wish to discuss this any further then please contact the undersigned.

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.

Northamptonshire Police routinely publish information on our website via the Publication Scheme. The aim of the Publication Scheme is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.
The Disclosure Log contains copies of information that has been disclosed by Northamptonshire Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the wider public interest. The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.

I have provided the relevant link below.

https://www.northants.police.uk/foi-ai/a...

Yours sincerely
Kishore Karavadra
P0391 Kishore Karavadra| Freedom of Information Researcher
Force Information Unit | Professional Standards Department
Northamptonshire Police

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Dear Northamptonshire Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Northamptonshire Police's handling of my FOI request 'Uniform, Taser and Driving Policies'.

I should, lawfully, have received a prompt respond to this query by 21 December 2020. I understand you've highlighted delays in the process currently, however I am requesting a review into the timescale involved with my request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Coulter

Fraser Alasdair,

5 Atodiad

Dear Mr Coulter,

 

Thank you for your email requesting an internal review for Freedom Of
Information request reference number 06501/20 enquiring about:

 

·       Please provide your most recent uniform policy, that would be
applicable to response officers.

 

·       In addition, I also request the number of officers trained in the
use of TASER within the service and whether plans are in place to offer
TASER training to student (probationary) or special officers in the future

 

·       Please also provide information regarding the levels of driving
training offered within Northamptonshire Police, and whether student
(probationary) officers are trained to response/standard or above level.

 

I can confirm that your request was received on the 23/11/2020 and
acknowledged on the 23/11/2020.

 

The due date given for this request was 21/12/2020. I can update you that
the data has been requested and is being considered for release.

 

Unfortunately there is no procedure for an internal review of a freedom of
information request that has yet to be answered.

 

Northants Police is working through a backlog which has been created by an
increased demand in requests. We are working through this backlog as
quickly as we can. You will be provided with a full response in due
course. (See attached ICO Practise recommendation). Our latest statistics
on our progress can be found here:
[1]https://www.northants.police.uk/SysSiteA...

 

On behalf of the force, I apologise for the delay and I thank you for your
ongoing patience.

 

Please see the attached document for details of how to submit a complaint
to the ICO should you feel that is your preferred course of action.
(Appendix a)

 

Kind regards,

 

Alasdair Fraser

 

Alasdair Fraser

Police Sergeant 589

Information Unit

Telephone: 101 (#Northamptonshire) Ext 344037

Telephone: 03000 111 222 Ext 344037

Email: [2][email address]

Address: Room WW9, West Wing,

Wootton Hall

Northamptonshire Police

Force Headquarters.

NN4 0JQ

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Hillyer Dale,

4 Atodiad

Dear Arthur Coulter  

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 

Our Ref: 006501/20

 

With reference to your e-mail received 23/11/2020 requesting information
as reproduced below:

 

Q1 Please provide your most recent uniform policy, that would be
applicable to response officers.

 

Q2 In addition, I also request the number of officers trained in the use
of TASER within the service and whether plans are in place to offer TASER
training to student (probationary) or special officers in the future.

 

Q3 Please also provide information regarding the levels of driving
training offered within Northamptonshire Police, and whether student
(probationary) officers are trained to response/standard or above level.

 

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

 

Q1 Please see attached. (Please Note any names and or phone / email
details of Northants Police employees have been removed, as do not form
part of the requested information, and can be considered as personal
information.)

 

Q2  317 officers trained. Reviews are regularly undertaken in relation to
the training of Taser. The deployment of Taser is an operational matter
for the Chief Constable, who determines the number of devices and
specially trained officers they need based on the force’s strategic
assessment of threat and risk, which is under continual review.  Further
information on the national position can be sought here -
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/news/selec...

 

Q3 Basic Driving and Road Incident Scene Safety

Standard Response

Advanced Response

Van/Minibus

LGV – refresher and familiarisation only

Motorcycle Basic

Motorcycle Standard

Motorcycle Advanced

4x4 Off Road

4x4 Advanced

Basic Motorcycle

Standard Motorcycle

Advanced Motorcycle

VIP Escort (from 2021 onwards)

TPAC

Initial Phase Pursuit

 

The numerical data presented in this response is an un-audited snapshot of
un-published data sourced from "live" systems and is subject to the
interpretation of the original request by the individual extracting the
data.

 

Please note that this data should be interpreted with caution. Every
effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and
complete. However, it is important to note that the data has been
extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police
purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is
subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes
and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting
the data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of
data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of
figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken
into account when the data is used.

 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a
specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an
indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.
Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the
procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses
between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative
purposes.

 

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you
to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as
to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent
the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

 

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.

 

Regards

 

Dale

 

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PC 324 Dale Hillyer

Information Unit | Freedom of
Information

Northamptonshire Police

 

(Telephone 101 Ext 344376

: Email
[3][email address]

+Address Force Headquarters, Wootton
Hall, Wotton Hall Park, Northampton

 

 
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