Dear Essex Police,

1. The location of all buildings currently owned or occupied by your organisation.
2. The tenure of the building i.e. freehold or leasehold.
3. What departments are based at each location i.e. Headquarters, Neighbourhood Policing, Investigations.

Yours faithfully,

T.Roberts

Data FOI Essex, Essex Police

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

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
[1]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[2]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.

 

FOI department - Information Management | Continuous Improvement

Essex Police HQ
Internal extension 150030
Direct Dial 01245 452647
Essex Police Non emergency Telephone Number (within Essex) 101 (Outside
Essex) 0300 333 4444
Fax: Internal 150045 External 01245 452256
Website: [3]www.essex.police.uk

Information Management, Continuous Improvement, Essex Police Headquarters,
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

 

 

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Dear Data FOI Essex,

Your response to this request is now delayed.

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Data FOI Essex, Essex Police

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Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI
request 11290.

 

This unit has had a substantial increase in FOI requests which has
resulted in a delay in the service we provide.

 

We will reply to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

Kind regards

 

FOI department - Information Management | Continuous Improvement

Essex Police HQ
Internal extension 150030
Direct Dial 01245 452647
Essex Police Non emergency Telephone Number (within Essex) 101 (Outside
Essex) 0300 333 4444
Fax: Internal 150045 External 01245 452256
Website: [1]www.essex.police.uk

Information Management, Continuous Improvement, Essex Police Headquarters,
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

 

 

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Dear Data FOI Essex,

Your response to this request is still outstanding.

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Dear Data FOI Essex,

This request is still outstanding.

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Data FOI Essex, Essex Police

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Thank you for your e-mail of 12 May 2018.

 

Essex Police is currently dealing with an unprecedented increase in
requests for information under the Data Protection Act (Subject Access),
the Freedom of Information Act, and from Family Courts. The force is
working hard to develop longer-term solutions to keep pace with that
demand, but while we await those solutions to come in to effect it is
likely that some of our responses to information requests will not be as
swift as we and our requestors would like. Our focus will always be
protecting our public and the most vulnerable within our community, and
therefore, requests that fall into this category will be prioritised.

 

We apologise for any delays that you may experience in our responses to
you, and please be reassured that we are working very hard to reduce
delays in responses.

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

Direct Dial 01245 452647

Internal extension – 150030

 

 

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Dear Data FOI Essex,

This request is still outstanding, please provide a response ASAP.

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Dear Data FOI Essex,

You have still not provided a response to this request.

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Dear Data FOI Essex,

You have now had almost 60 days to respond to this request, you should have done so within 20 working days, I expect to receive a disclosure ASAP.
Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Data FOI Essex, Essex Police

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Please accept our apologies in regard to the delay in responding to your
original request and the subsequent review/complaints. This unit has had a
substantial increase in FOI requests which has resulted in a delay to the
service provided from this unit.

 

 

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:

 

1. The location of all buildings currently owned or occupied by your
organisation.

2. The tenure of the building i.e. freehold or leasehold.

3. What departments are based at each location i.e. Headquarters,
Neighbourhood Policing, Investigations.

 

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

Any information regarding covert units has been exempted by virtue of
Section 31(1) (a) (b) Law Enforcement –as information provided could offer
assistance to criminals in understanding the tactical
options/vulnerabilities of the force

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

 

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

Direct Dial 01245 452647

Internal extension – 150030

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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
[2]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:  [3][Essex Police request email]

 

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 [4]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

From: Data FOI Essex
Sent: 16 March 2018 14:33
To: T.Roberts <[FOI #471090 email]>
Subject: RE: FOI Request Our Ref. 11290 Police Buildings

 

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

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
[5]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[6]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.

 

FOI department - Information Management | Continuous Improvement

Essex Police HQ
Internal extension 150030
Direct Dial 01245 452647
Essex Police Non emergency Telephone Number (within Essex) 101 (Outside
Essex) 0300 333 4444
Fax: Internal 150045 External 01245 452256
Website: [7]www.essex.police.uk

Information Management, Continuous Improvement, Essex Police Headquarters,
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

[8]cid:image001.jpg@01D3BD33.B1F93F40

 

 

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Data FOI Essex, Essex Police

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Thank you again for your patience and apologise for the delay in our
response to you.  

 

I can confirm that we have made enquires for your FOI request 11290 and I
have chased your response today.   We aim to respond to you this week.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

E-Mail:[email address]

[1]cid:image001.png@01D3E908.EC4D1080

 

 

 

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Dear Data FOI Essex,

I believe a response to this request was disclosed yesterday (June 13th).
Many Thanks

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

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