Dear Mendip District 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,

Sarah Brown

customerservices, Mendip District Council

Thank you for contacting Mendip District Council.  Your email has been
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responsibility for any viruses, errors or omissions which are transferred
or arise as a result of the transmission of this email.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Sugg, Benjamin, Mendip District Council

4 Atodiad

 

[1]MendipDC_Standard_CMYK  Customer Services

  Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BT

  Telephone:  0300 303 8588 Fax: 01749 344050

   Email: [2][email address]

   [3]www.mendip.gov.uk

 

       

 
My Ref FOI/2018/017 Direct Line: 01749 341539
Please Reply to: David Clark Ext: 539
e-mail [4][email address] Fax: 01749 341542

 

 

08 January 2018

 

Dear Ms Brown

 

Re:         Freedom of Information Act 2000

Request for access to information Reference Number: FOI/2018/017

            Body Worn Cameras

 

I acknowledge your request for access to information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 as detailed above. 

 

Under the Act the Council has 20 working days to comply with your request,
subject to any Exemptions that may apply.  This deadline will expire on
 05 February 2018.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding
your request. I have enclosed a copy of the Council’s guidance note The
Freedom of Information Act and You for your reference. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

David Clark

Interim Data Protection Officer

 

 

 

The contents of this e-mail are intended for the named addressee only.
This email may contain information which is confidential or privileged.
Unless you are the named addressee you may not copy or use it, act in
reliance on it, or disclose it to anyone else. If you have received this
email in error please notify the council's Business Information Systems
Department by email at [email address] or by telephone on 0300 303 8588
and then destroy it.

The Council reserves the right to monitor, record and retain any incoming
and outgoing emails for security reasons and for monitoring internal
compliance with the Council’s policies including the policy relating to
email use. Email monitoring and / or blocking software may be used, emails
may also be disclosed to other people under legislation, particularly the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Unless this email relates to Mendip District Council business it will be
regarded by the Council as personal and will not be authorized or sent on
behalf of the Council. The sender will have sole responsibility for any
legal actions or disputes that may arise.

Mendip District Council makes every effort to keep its network secure and
free from viruses. However you do need to check this email and any
attachments to it for viruses and accuracy as the Council can take no
responsibility for any viruses, errors or omissions which are transferred
or arise as a result of the transmission of this email.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Sugg, Benjamin, Mendip District Council

5 Atodiad

 

[1]MendipDC_Standard_CMYKCustomer Services

Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BT

Telephone:  0300 303 8588 Fax: 01749 344050

Email: [2][email address]

[3]www.mendip.gov.uk

 

My Ref FOI/2018/017 Direct 01749
Line: 341539
Please David Clark Ext: 539
Reply
to:
e-mail [4][email address] Fax: 01749
341542

 

 

10 January 2018

 

Dear Ms Brown

 

Re:     Freedom of Information Act 2000

           Request for access to Information Reference Number:
FOI/2018/017

           Body Worn Cameras

 

With reference to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
please find Mendip District Council’s reply to the information you have
requested on the attached Response.

 

As part of our continuous service improvement we are asking customers to
complete a short survey to indicate their level of satisfaction with the
service provided by our team.  I have attached a copy of the survey and
would be very grateful if you could find time to complete and send back to
me.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries relating to
your request or the satisfaction survey.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

David Clark

Interim Data Protection Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright and the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Mendip District Council. The
copyright in other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated in the information itself.

 

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for
example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public
will require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

For information where the copyright is owned by Mendip District Council
please submit a request in writing stating:-

 

·         Name and address of applicant requiring permission for re-use of
the information

 

·         Full details of the document/information required for re-use
sufficient for the Council to identify it

 

·         The purpose for which the document/information is to be re-used

 

For information where the copyright is owned by another person or
organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their
permission.’

 

The contents of this e-mail are intended for the named addressee only.
This email may contain information which is confidential or privileged.
Unless you are the named addressee you may not copy or use it, act in
reliance on it, or disclose it to anyone else. If you have received this
email in error please notify the council's Business Information Systems
Department by email at [email address] or by telephone on 0300 303 8588
and then destroy it.

The Council reserves the right to monitor, record and retain any incoming
and outgoing emails for security reasons and for monitoring internal
compliance with the Council’s policies including the policy relating to
email use. Email monitoring and / or blocking software may be used, emails
may also be disclosed to other people under legislation, particularly the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Unless this email relates to Mendip District Council business it will be
regarded by the Council as personal and will not be authorized or sent on
behalf of the Council. The sender will have sole responsibility for any
legal actions or disputes that may arise.

Mendip District Council makes every effort to keep its network secure and
free from viruses. However you do need to check this email and any
attachments to it for viruses and accuracy as the Council can take no
responsibility for any viruses, errors or omissions which are transferred
or arise as a result of the transmission of this email.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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