Body Worn Cameras - Ongoing usage and costs

Max Stirling made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

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 –

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

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 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.

Yours faithfully,

Max Stirling

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Stirling

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018020000794

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/02/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), 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 – Who provides the
body cameras and footage/evidence management used by the MPS? 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?

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

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Yours sincerely

Peter Deja
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Stirling

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018020000794

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/02/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), 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 –

Q1. Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by
the MPS?
Q2. How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your
organisation?
Q3. Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did
they cost your organisation?
Q4. 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?
Q5. Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Q6. Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme? .

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS.  The searches located information relevant to your
request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find below information pursuant to your request.

For questions 1 to 4 - Please refer to the Met Police links below.

http://news.met.police.uk/news/rollout-o...
http://news.met.police.uk/news/body-worn...

Please see legal annex below explanation for Section 21 Information
accessible to applicant by other means.

Question 5 - Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on
cloud?
Answer 5 -  The data is stored on the cloud.

Question 6 - Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme? .
Answer 6 - Superintendent Adrian Hutchinson.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Bibi Karim
Information Manager

LEGAL ANNEX

Section 21- Information accessible to applicant by other means
(1) Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant otherwise
than under section 1 is exempt information.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)—
(a) information may be reasonably accessible to the applicant even though
it is accessible only on payment, and
(b) information is to be taken to be reasonably accessible to the
applicant if it is information which the public authority or any other
person is obliged by or under any enactment to communicate (otherwise than
by making the information available for inspection) to members of the
public on request, whether free of charge or on payment.

In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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