Dear Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,

I would like to know the law and your policy on cctv in holding cells

Specifically, in law, what gives Kent police the right to record intimate moments in the bathrooms containes within the holding cell?

Also how do Kent police comply with CCTV guidelines set out by the information commissioner ?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah

PCC Correspondence Kent,

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Dear Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,

This does not answer the legality or law questions nor your policy on recording people urinating in cells

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Beth

PCC Correspondence Kent,

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Thank you for your email.

 

If you have not already included this information, I would be grateful if
you could reply to this email with your address, telephone number, and any
crime or incident reference numbers that are relevant to your case.

 

As the PCC, there are certain things that I can and cannot become involved
in. I set Kent Police's county-wide priorities and hold the Chief
Constable to account for delivering them. I decide the council tax precept
and determine the overall Police budget. I also commission services for
victims and Crime prevention.

 

I am not responsible for operational matters, such as Police complaints
(except those against the Chief Constable) or deployment of Officers, for
example, so your email may be referred to Kent Police or another body.

 

You should not e-mail the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in
an emergency.  When life is in danger or a crime is in progress, always
call 999.

 

Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact me and I will respond
in due course.

 

Kind regards 

 

Matthew Scott

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

 

Office of the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner,

Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9BZ

 

Office telephone: 01622 677055

Email: [2][Kent PCC request email]

 

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Dear Sarah Beth

 

Thank you for the Freedom of Information Request (FoIR) recently received
in the Office of the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner (OKPCC).

 

At the outset, I will explain that the initial communication you received
from this office and subsequently responded to, was issued within an
automated process, primarily to confirm receipt of your request.  I
apologise for any confusion caused and provide the full response below.

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) places two duties on
public authorities:

 

·         Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at Section 1(1) (a) is
to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is
held. 

 

·         The second duty at Section 1(1) (b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held. 

 

·         Section 17 of the FoIA requires that where exemptions are relied
upon, we provide the applicant with a notice which:

 

o   states that fact

o   specifies the exemption(s) in question and

o   states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

You will see your request in bold below, and the response beneath.

 

I would like to know the law and your policy on cctv in holding cells

 

Specifically, in law, what gives Kent police the right to record intimate
moments in the bathrooms containes within the holding cell? [sic]

 

Also how do Kent police comply with CCTV guidelines set out by the
information commissioner?

 

Having considered your request, I must advise that the OKPCC does not have
responsibility for operational policing and does not hold the information
you have asked for.  You could however write to Kent Police, who may hold
the details that you seek.  Guidance about how to do this can be found
[1]here.

 

Under the FoIA, 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 appeal. This would be to this Office in the first instance.
You can do this by e-mail or by post to the address at the foot of this
communication. We will then conduct an internal review to investigate the
matter and endeavour to reply within 20 working days.  If your appeal
concerns the decision to apply an exemption, it would assist the review if
you outline why you believe the exemption does not apply. 

If you remain dissatisfied following this process and do not believe we
can help you any further, then you may wish to apply to the Information
Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF for
a decision.  Further information about this process can be found [2]here.

 

Yours sincerely

 

(sent unsigned by email)

 

Mrs S SCOTT

Office and Data Protection Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Scott

Office and Data Protection Manager

 

Office of the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner,

Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9BZ

 

Office telephone: 01622 677055

Email: [3][Kent PCC request email]

 

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