Cease to desist letter information

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Louise reecejones

Dear Merseyside Police,

Please could you supply me with the figure below:

1. How many cease to desist letter were issued in WIRRAL during 2017/18 and 2018/19?

2. From the above, how many suspects were contacted by merseyside police prior to them receiving the above letter?

3. How do you determine guilt of a suspect before you issue a warning letter? Please enclose any policy you have or guidance used

4. How can a suspect refute an allegation made against them after receiving a letter telling them to desist?

5. How do you safeguard against false allegations made were a letter has been issued to an alleged suspect?

Yours faithfully,

Louise Reecejones

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Dear Ms. Reece-Jones,  

 

Response Letter - FOI Application DJ 2019 - 536 MERPOL (please quote in
all correspondence)

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on 11/04/2019. I note that you seek access to the
following information:

 

(Paraphrased) Information in respect of ‘cease & desist’ letters.

 

Following receipt for your request searches were conducted within the
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

 

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were
conducted in the Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit and the Investigation
Strand.  

The searches located information relevant to your request. Further
information is shown on the response table.

I have today been authorized by the PNC & Data Access Manager, the senior
decision maker in this case, to disclose the located information to you,
as attached. Please find attached above, the response table with
information.

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights review and of complaint.           

 

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or e-mail me, at the below address, quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours faithfully

 

D Jackson

Disclosure Analyst

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit (FOI)

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL L69 1JD

Fax: 0151 777 1677

E-mail:  [Merseyside Police request email]

 

Schedule(s) of disclosed information:   Please see attachment at the top
of the e-mail.

 

 

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Louise reecejones

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you for your response, can you tell me the date that Pins we’re stopped, please supply the date.

Do you know of any pins that have been issued since that date?

Yours sincerely,

Louise reecejones

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day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
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circumstances.

 

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*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
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Yours faithfully

 

D. Jackson

Disclosure Analyst

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit

PO Box 59

LIVERPOOL

L69  1JD

Fax 0151 777 1677

 

 

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Dear Ms. Reece-Jones,

 

Reference No: DJ 2019 - 763 MERPOL

 

I write in connection with your request for information received on
03/06/2019 concerning:

 

(Paraphrased)    Use of the Police Information Notice.

 

The cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to
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Your attention is drawn to the below attached notice which details your
right of complaint.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

D Jackson

Merseyside Police

Disclosure Unit

Data Access Unit

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL

L69  1JD

fax: 0151 777 7099

E-mail: [1][Merseyside Police request email]

 

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Louise reecejones

Dear Merseyside Police,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Merseyside Police's handling of my FOI request 'Cease to desist letter information'.

I was informed that Merseyside police no longer issue these letters and I asked what date they stopped and if there have been any issues since.

I don’t see this being an unreasonable request or time consuming.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Louise reecejones

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
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If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
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Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
internally and you will be advised of the location. Any related
communication must be direct to the identified location and not the FOI
e-mail address.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
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Dear Ms. Reece-Jones,

 

I refer to you e-mail requesting an internal review of the FOI application
submitted on 3^rd June 2019.

 

The response to the request was provide to WhatDoTheyknow.Com using the
only system response number that the Force holds. I have noted that as of
today (24/06/2019) the response is not on the WDTK.com website, although
the request for an internal review is.

 

I have attached above a screen print of the response e-mail sent to you
and have also attached a copy of the response table. May I request that
you take up the non-publication of information with WDTK.com staff?

 

In the even that you wish to continue with the internal review, please
provide a further e-mail either via WDTK.co or direct to
[1][email address], in which you actually specify the basis of
the request for internal review, which is part of the Force normal request
.  A copy of the internal review and complaint notice is attached below
for information.

 

 

 

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Merseyside Police (CSD)

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