Use of Body Worn Videos

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Wycombe 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

Wycombe District Council

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Date Submitted: 8/1/2018 08:23:46

Ann Phillips, Wycombe District Council

 Dear Ms Johnson

I am writing in connection with your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information relating to the use of
body cameras, which I received on 8 January 2018. 

I have forwarded your request for information to Mr D J Pratt, Senior
Administrator Parking Services, who will contact you shortly if additional
information is required in order to respond to your request
appropriately.  Mr Pratt will also contact you if he feels your request
may fall under a requirement for a fee to be levied regarding the request
for information.  This fee will need to be paid prior to the request for
information being answered. 

Every effort will be made to respond to you within 10 working days of
receipt of your request.  However, if because of the nature of your
request further investigations are necessary, we will respond within the
20 working day maximum entitled to us under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

In the meantime, if you have any further comments relating to your
request, please contact the above named quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

 

Ann Phillips (Mrs)
Parking Services

Wycombe District Council
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 1BB
Direct line: 01494 421171

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Subject: FOI Form Submitted

Title: Ms
Forenames: Lucy
Surname: Johnson
Address1: What Do They Know
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CommType: Freedom of Information
Freetext: Dear Wycombe 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
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Ann Phillips, Wycombe District Council

Subject: Wycombe DC Information Request SERVICEmail Ref: (SM19023)

 

Dear Ms Johnson

 

I am writing in connection with your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 relating to the use of body cameras in our
organisation.  This was received on 08/01/18. 

 

Your questions are shown below together with our responses:     

 

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

Yes:  Security contractors.

 

If yes, please detail:

 

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

This would be the responsibility of the security contractor.

           

·         How many staff members use body cameras and what
capacities/teams do they work in?

Two security officers patrol at any one time, both wearing body cameras
only switched on if confronted or in risk situations;

 

·         Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security
personnel)

Outsourced security personnel;

 

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

Only those owned and/or used by the security contractors;

 

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

Information not held.  Part of the contractor uniform for protection of
its officers.  No extra costs to WDC.

 

·         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?

Information not held.  There is no contract for body worn cameras;  there
is a contract in place for security currently until 31 March 2018.  Value
of security is commercially sensitive.

 

·         Where is the data recorded stored - on premises locally or on
cloud?

The data is stored by the security company under data protection
guidelines.

 

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

N/A; WDC has no body camera programme.

 

You have asked that a response be provided via email and that we contact
you if further information is required, directing you to relevant
information if it is already in the public domain.  Your enquiry also
asks, if the release of any of this information is prohibited on the
grounds of breach of confidence, that we supply you with copies of the
confidentiality agreement and you have added a reminder that information
should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been
signed.

 

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requests will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the
copyright will be owned by Wycombe 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.  With regard to Wycombe District Council
copyright information you are encouraged to use and re-use this material. 
To support re-use, the information is made available under licence and
its' use indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the
licence. 

 

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For information where the copyright is owned by another person or
organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their
permission. Compliance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1998 is
your sole responsibility and Wycombe District Council accepts no liability
for infringement of any intellectual property rights, including copyright.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

 

The Information Officer,

Council Offices,

Queen Victoria Road,

High Wycombe HP11 1BB,

 

or email [2][Wycombe District Council request email].

 

If you are not content with the outcome, you may apply directly to the
Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the ICO cannot make a
decision unless you have exhausted the internal review procedure provided
by Wycombe District Council. 

 

The Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

phone: 0303 123 1113

 

Website: [3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr D J Pratt

 

Senior Administrator

Parking Services

 

Wycombe District Council

Queen Victoria Road

High Wycombe

Buckighamshire

HP11 1BB

 

Tel: 01494 421417

 

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From: [email address]
To: [email address],
[email address], [email address]
Subject: FOI Form Submitted

Title: Ms
Forenames: Lucy
Surname: Johnson
Address1: What Do They Know
Address2:
Address3:
Town:
County:
Postcode:
Phone:
Email: request-455271-4f851ff2@whatdotheyknowcom
CommType: Freedom of Information
Freetext: Dear Wycombe 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
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