Use of Body Worn Video

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear North Kesteven 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,

Lucy Johnson

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 17/499

 

8 January 2018

 

Dear Ms Johnson

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding: Use of Body
Worn Video.

 

We can confirm your request was received on 8 January 2018. This will be
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
answered within twenty working days. 

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact the
department. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ms Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext 28186

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 17/499

 

2 February 2018

 

Dear Ms Johnson

 

We refer to previous correspondence regarding your request for information
relating to: Use of Body Worn Video.

 

The information you requested is given below:

 

APCOA Services are the enforcement officers that patrol the off-street car
parks. APCOA Services are technically the contractors of Lincolnshire
County Council who manage all the parking enforcement both for their own
on-street and North Kesteven District Council’s off-street.

 

The following information has been provided by APCOA Services.

 

Q1) 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:

 

The APCOA (contractor) Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) team wear Body
Cameras when carrying out their deployment duties.

Q2) Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by
your organisation?

 

APCOA Services.

Q3) 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)

 

All deployed APCOA staff. 2 staff members in total in North Kesteven
District Council area.

Q4) How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your
organisation?

 

Please see above answer. They are owned by APCOA.

Q5) Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did
they cost your organisation?

 

Purchased by APCOA. Costs commercially sensitive to APCOA.

 

Q6) 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?

 

Confidential to APCOA and commercially sensitive.

Q7) Where is the data recorded stored ' on premises locally or on cloud?

 

Confidential to APCOA and commercially sensitive.

Q8) Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

 

Mike Darlison – Contract Manager – APCOA Services.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted to the Freedom of Information Officer within two months of the
date of receipt of the response to your original letter either via email
at: [1][North Kesteven District Council request email] or by post to North Kesteven District
Council, Corporate and Customer Services, Kesteven Street, Sleaford,
Lincs, NG34 7EF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ms Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext 28186

 

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