CCC - Agenda and associated papers for meeting of January & April 2020

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Dear National Police Chiefs' Council,

Please provide a copy of the agenda and all associated papers of the Chief Constables' Council meetings for both January and April 2020.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Tom Parfitt

Sherry Traquair,

Date Received: 20/07/2020

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From: Tom Parfitt
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Subject: Freedom of Information request - CCC - Agenda and associated papers for meeting of January & April 2020

Dear National Police Chiefs' Council,

Please provide a copy of the agenda and all associated papers of the Chief Constables' Council meetings for both January and April 2020.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Tom Parfitt

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Dear Mr Parfitt

 

I write to advise you of a delay in responding to your FOI request,
seeking papers for January and April Chief Constables’ Council.  I hope to
be in a position to respond to you no later than 15^th October 2020.  The
delay is owing to increased workload and I will try and prioritise
progress of your request as soon as I can.

 

With kind regards.

 

Sherry

 

Sherry Traquair

NPCC Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker

National Police FOI & DP Central Referral Unit (NPFDU)

 

National Police Chiefs’ Council

M | 077 685 53447

E   | [1][email address]

W | [2]www.npcc.police.uk

 

NB: Non-work day Friday

 

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached NPCC response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

With kindest regards.

 

Sherry

 

 

Sherry Traquair

NPCC Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker

National Police FOI & DP Central Referral Unit (NPFDU)

 

National Police Chiefs’ Council

M | 077 685 53447

E   | [1][email address]

W | [2]www.npcc.police.uk

 

NB: Non-work day Tuesday & Friday

 

[3]http://www.npcc.police.uk/NationalPolici...

 

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached NPCC response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

With kindest regards.

 

Sherry

 

Sherry Traquair

NPCC Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker

National Police FOI & DP Central Referral Unit (NPFDU)

 

National Police Chiefs’ Council

M | 077 685 53447

E   | [1][email address]

W | [2]www.npcc.police.uk

 

NB: Non-work day Tuesday & Friday

 

[3]http://www.npcc.police.uk/NationalPolici...

 

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached NPCC response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

With kindest regards.

 

Sherry

 

 

Sherry Traquair

NPCC Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker

National Police FOI & DP Central Referral Unit (NPFDU)

 

National Police Chiefs’ Council

M | 077 685 53447

E   | [1][email address]

W | [2]www.npcc.police.uk

 

NB: Non-work day Tuesday & Friday

 

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

It is astonishing that papers for meetings of the National Police Chiefs' Council are not proactively published and that it is still taking requests such as these to obtain them.

Minutes, but not agendas and papers are published, from time to time, at:

https://www.npcc.police.uk/FreedomofInfo...

An enormous cache of documents has been released here. I suspect the release is full of newsworthy material. I have tweeted elements I noticed:

"New #FOI release from @PoliceChiefs
“@NorfolkPolice
and @SuffolkPolice
have expressed the view that they no longer require conventional air support.” [“conventional” in this context appears to include helicopters]."
https://twitter.com/RTaylorUK/status/131...

"New #FOI release from @PoliceChiefs
floats idea of bringing police and coastguard helicopters into an "integrated emergency services air support organisation” with "other ‘blue light’ organisations"
https://twitter.com/RTaylorUK/status/131...

"Newly released report on police helicopters from @PoliceChiefs
: "Over 40% of NPAS Actioned Calls for Service (ACS) are cancelled before take-off, or prior to arrival. This equates to over 1,000 flying hours at a gross cost in excess of £1m.”"
https://twitter.com/RTaylorUK/status/131...

"#FOI "A [police helicopter] response service to priority areas within Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Cumbria, Humberside, Dyfed Powys, the majority of Cornwall and parts of Lancashire takes over 30 minutes and does not meet the local operational need” "
https://twitter.com/RTaylorUK/status/131...

"#FOI @PoliceChiefs
report forces' views on a new police aeroplane service that cost £17.5m "a number of forces have expressed the view that there is no operational requirement for this capability and that they do not wish to pay for their services”"
https://twitter.com/RTaylorUK/status/131...

"#FOI release from @PoliceChiefs
on making 999/101 accessible to those who are deaf or have don’t have good hearing. System used for NHS111 may be trialled in policing "
https://twitter.com/RTaylorUK/status/131...