Dear Harrogate Borough Council,
I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please send me:

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their duties?
If yes, please detail:
Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your organisation?
How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel)
How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your organisation?
Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they cost your organisation?
If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of said contract?
Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you
could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are
required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this
information is already in the public domain, please can you direct
me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the
grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with
copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that
information should not be treated as confidential if such an
agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within
the 20 working days after you receive this letter.

I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request, preferably via email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Johnson

CorporateWorkplaceSupport, Harrogate Borough Council

Dear Ms Johnson

 

Thank you for your email which we received on 5 January 2018.  We are
treating this as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  This means that—

 

·        if we need more information about what you want, we will contact
you again as soon as we can; the twenty working days in which we are
required to give you the information will start once we know exactly what
you want

·        if we do not hold the information, we will, if we can, transfer
your request to an authority who does hold it, and tell you what we have
done (please contact us immediately if you do not want us to do this);
otherwise, we will let you know that we do not hold the information

·        if we hold the information and there is no reason to withhold it,
we will send it to you as soon as we can.  If there is likely to be a
delay for any reason, we will let you know

·        if we believe that there is a good reason why the information
should not be disclosed, we will let you know as much as we can about how
we reached our decision

 

We hope you will be happy with our service.  But if you are not satisfied
with the way your request has been handled, please contact—

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Harrogate Borough Council, PO Box 787, Harrogate HG1 9RW

or email [1][Harrogate Borough Council request email]

 

The Council has an internal appeal system.  If your complaint is about the
decision which has been made you will usually be entitled to have your
case reviewed by an officer from a department which has not been involved
in the decision previously.

 

If, after their decision, you are still not happy, you may appeal to—

The Information Commissioner 

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545745    Fax: 01625 524510

e-mail: [2][email address]

website: [3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Farrar

Workplace Support Officer (Admin)

Organisational Development & Improvement

Harrogate Borough Council

PO Box 787

Harrogate

HG1 9RW

Telephone: (01423) 500600 Ext 58278

Email: [4][email address] or
[5][email address]

Website: [6]www.harrogate.gov.uk

Working Hours: (Mon 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Weds – Fri 8.00 am – 4.30 pm)

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

CorporateWorkplaceSupport, Harrogate Borough Council

Dear Ms Johnson

 

Thank you for your email received by the Council on 5 January 2018
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FOIA’)
relating to the use of body cameras in your organisation.

 

In response, please find below the information from Harrogate Borough
Council:

 

I can confirm that no one within our Waste and Recycling team use/wear
body cameras.

 

We hope you are happy with our service.  But if you are not satisfied with
the way your request has been handled, please contact -  

 

Freedom of Information Officer, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW

 

or email [1][Harrogate Borough Council request email]

 

The Council has an internal appeal system.  If your complaint is about the
decision which has been made you will usually be entitled to have your
case reviewed by an officer from a department which has not been involved
in the decision previously.   

 

If, after their decision, you are still not happy, you may appeal to:-  

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545745

Fax: 01625 524510

e-mail: [2][email address]

website: [3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Diane McDonald

Workplace Support Officer (Admin)

Organisational Development & Improvement

Harrogate Borough Council

PO Box 787

Harrogate

HG1 9RW

Telephone: (01423) 500600 Ext 58168

Email: diane.mcdonald[4]@harrogate.gov.uk or
[5][email address]

Website: [6]www.harrogate.gov.uk

Working Hours: (Mon-Thur 8.30 am – 5 pm)  

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

CorporateWorkplaceSupport, Harrogate Borough Council

CorporateWorkplaceSupport would like to recall the message, "FOI 1718-648 FW: Freedom of Information request - Use of Body Worn Video".
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

CorporateWorkplaceSupport, Harrogate Borough Council

 

 

 

Dear Ms Johnson

 

Thank you for your email received by the Council on 5 January 2018
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FOIA’)
relating to use of body worn video.

 

In response, please find below the information from Harrogate Borough
Council:

 

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation – Parking
Services Response

 

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body
cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their
duties? Yes

If yes, please detail: Civil Enforcement officers (Parking) - To record
threatening/abusive behaviour directed towards our officers. Cash
Collection Officers – To potentially provide evidence in case of attempted
robbery.

Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your
organisation?

Given that all footage is only to pass to the police in the case of
criminal behaviour and is not used for any other purpose we manage our own
data.

How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they
work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security
personnel) How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by
your organisation? Parking Services currently have 22 Body worn cameras,
cameras are shared and can be worn by up to 25 Civil Enforcement Officers
and up to 6                         cash collection agents.

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they
cost your organisation? The cameras were bought as a one off purchase and
they cost £11,664 when purchased in 2015. This cost included device
charging/ uploading cradles and a proprietary software package for storing
and processing data.

If they are part of an on-going contract No - what is the current contract
term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of
said contract? N/A

Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud? Data
is stored securely locally until it is deleted.

Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme? Steve Rogers,
Parking Enforcement Manager

 

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation – Revenues &
Benefits response

 

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body
cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their
duties? No, they are purchased but not yet in use

If yes, please detail: (following answers are what we intend when the BWCs
go into use)

Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your
organisation? Audax

How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they
work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security
personnel) How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by
your organisation? Two

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they
cost your organisation? One off purchase – £846.00 (inc VAT) for two
cameras and accessories

If they are part of an on-going contract - what is the current contract
term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of
said contract? N/a

Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud? Will
be stored locally

Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme? N/a

 

We hope you are happy with our service.  But if you are not satisfied with
the way your request has been handled, please contact -  

 

Freedom of Information Officer, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW

 

or email [1][Harrogate Borough Council request email]

 

The Council has an internal appeal system.  If your complaint is about the
decision which has been made you will usually be entitled to have your
case reviewed by an officer from a department which has not been involved
in the decision previously.   

 

If, after their decision, you are still not happy, you may appeal to-  

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545745

Fax: 01625 524510

e-mail: [2][email address]

website: [3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sharon Farrar

Workplace Support Officer (Admin)

Organisational Development & Improvement

Harrogate Borough Council

PO Box 787

Harrogate

HG1 9RW

Telephone: (01423) 500600 Ext 58278

Email: [4][email address] or
[5][email address]

Website: [6]www.harrogate.gov.uk

Working Hours: (Mon 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Weds – Fri 8.00 am – 4.30 pm)

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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