Body Worn Cameras - Ongoing usage and costs

Max Stirling made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Manchester Police

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

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

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*GMP, not the MPS. Apologies for the typo.

Dear Greater Manchester Police,

Please could you respond to my FOI request as soon as possible, under the requirements of the Freedom Of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,

Max Stirling

Dear Greater Manchester Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Greater Manchester Police's handling of my FOI request 'Body Worn Cameras - Ongoing usage and costs'.

Your organisation has failed to return a response which should have been delivered promptly, by law, no greater than 20 working days after the original request was made. Please resolve this immediately before further escalation is required.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Max Stirling

Greater Manchester Police

Dear Mr Stirling

I apologise for the delays that you are experiencing in relation to your recent request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Unfortunately I am still awaiting the information from the relevant unit within the force, as soon as this information is provided to me a response will be sent to yourself.


Amanda Ratcliffe
Information Compliance & Records Management Assistant

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Please find attached the response to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


Amanda Ratcliffe
Information Compliance & Records Management Assistant
Information Compliance & Records Management Unit
Greater Manchester Police
Openshaw Complex
Lawton Street
M11 2NS

Tel - 0161 856 2531

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