Body Worn Cameras

Peter Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Essex Police

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Dear Essex Police,

Good afternoon, please could you share the following information:

- Who is your current Body Worn Video Supplier
- Which procurement route was used (e.g. was a framework used?)
- How many devices do you have and how much has been spent since 2015
- When does your current contract expire?
- Which procurement route will you use for the replacement contract?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Peter Smith

Info Rights Freedom Essex,

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the reference
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Information Rights | Information Management | Strategic Change Directorate
| Essex Police

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Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA 

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Info Rights Freedom Essex,

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
Sec1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held. The second duty at Sec1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon
s17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which: a)
states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) states
(if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

In respect of your enquiry:

 

-Who is your current Body Worn Video Supplier

-Which procurement route was used (e.g. was a framework used?)

-How many devices do you have and how much has been spent since 2015

-When does your current contract expire?

-Which procurement route will you use for the replacement contract?

 

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police and in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating to your request.
Essex Police can confirm in respect of Section 1(1)(b) the below data is
in relation to your FOI request.

 

Who is your current Body Worn Video Supplier - Axon Public Safety Ltd

Which procurement route was used (e.g. was a framework used?) - EMSCU
Framework

How many devices do you have and how much has been spent since 2015

In Essex we have 2400 cameras and 401 docks (although some more are being
purchased for this year).

The costs paid for Axon are as follows (this does not include the new
equipment being purchased this year):

Year 1 (April 2018-March 2019) = £840,689 – including additional costs
paid to Axon in year 1 for additional hardware

Year 2 (April 2019-March 2020) = £825,450

When does your current contract expire? - March 2022

Which procurement route will you use for the replacement contract? - We
will be looking to utilise a similar national contract should one be
available to us post 2022, when our existing contract ends.

 

Essex Police trusts that the information provided is of assistance. Thank
you for your interest in Essex Police.

 

Kind regards, 

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

E-Mail: [1][email address]

 

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Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:
 [4][email address]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

           

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [5]https://ico.org.uk/

 

From: Info Rights Freedom Essex
<[6][email address]>
Sent: 08 July 2019 09:18
To: Peter Smith <[7][FOI #587236 email]>
Subject: FOI - Reference 13375 - Body Worn Cameras

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the reference
13375.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature.

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at s14 may be engaged
if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple requests on
differing subjects

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[8]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[9]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

 

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

Kind Regards

Information Rights | Information Management | Strategic Change Directorate
| Essex Police

Telephone 01245 452 647
Address: Information Management, Information Rights, Essex Police HQ, PO
Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA

General email address [10][Essex Police request email] Please use
this email address for general enquiries for the Information Rights Team.

For specific requests use the relevant email address below. Further help
and guidance can be access on the Essex Police website “Request
Information” Freedom of Information
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[12]cid:image001.png@01D4EA0F.18BBB1F0

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests
[13]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:
[14][email address]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [15]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

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