Geoffrey Goodfellow

Dear Northumbria Police,

I request the below information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000:-

1.) The make, model and specification (full specification from the
purchase) of each vehicle allocated to each member of police staff
and police officer making up the Chief Officer Group.
2.) The cost of purchase for each vehicle and the date of purchase
3.) Confirm or negate whether each vehicle is equipped with
emergency lighting and audible equipment
4.) The current police driving qualification (standard / response /
advanced) of each member of police staff and officer that makes up
Chief Officer Group together with the date that the said member
passed their driving qualification or indeed the last date they
were reassessed against the requirements of the driving
qualification
5.) The most common marked police vehicle currently in use by your
force
6.) The cost (average cost if necessary) for the purchase of the
most commonly purchased vehicle as per question 5.

I am conscious that claim may be laid with regards to exemptions
being available in respect of my questions relating to costings
under Section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(Commercial Interests). Nonetheless, I would like to reassure you
that other forces have provided this information and I would ask
that, should you consider applying this exemption, you consider
carefully the difference between 'commercial interests' and
'financial interests' as I do not feel the release of such
information would indeed prejudice any further commercial interests
but simply allow your force to be accountable with regards to the
expenditure of public finances.

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Geoffrey Goodfellow

Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Thank you for your email received today in which you make a request for
information that Northumbria Police may hold in accordance with the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000

We are in the process of dealing with your request and a response should
be provided to you by 29/02/16 which is in accordance with the
legislation.

Yours sincerely

Peter Storey
Disclosure Section

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Dear Geoffrey, in order that we may progress this request, provide only
relevant data, and attempt to keep it within the Acts time parameters,
please clarify the below.

At point 3 of your request when you ask

'3) Confirm or negate whether each vehicle is equipped with emergency
lighting and audible equipment'

can you please clarify what you mean by 'emergency lighting' and 'audible
equipment', do you mean, for example hazard warning lights and a CD
player, or do you mean something else?

Please note the clock has stopped in relation to this request until we
hear from you further.

If Northumbria Police does not receive clarification within 20 days then
this application will be closed without further response.

Yours sincerely

Peter Storey
Disclosure Section

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Geoffrey Goodfellow

Dear Peter,

Many thanks for your reply. With regards to point 3, I refer to sirens and klaxons whether they be overt of covert.

Thanks,

Geoff

Northumbria Police

Dear Goeffrey, thank you for clarifying that point, we can now progress
your request.,

Your new due date is 03/03/16.

Regards
Peter  

From:        Geoffrey Goodfellow
<[FOI #313373 email]> on 02/02/2016 17:39

To:        <[Northumbria Police request email]>
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 163/16
- Vehicles [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

     Dear Peter,
   
    Many thanks for your reply. With regards to point 3, I refer to
    sirens and klaxons whether they be overt of covert.
   
    Thanks,
   
    Geoff
   
   

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Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

Thank you for your e mail dated 30 January 2016 in which you made a request
for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of
access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority
(including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:
1. The make, model and specification (full specification from the
purchase) of each vehicle allocated to each member of police staff and
police officer making up the Chief Officer Group.
2. The cost of purchase for each vehicle and the date of purchase
3. Confirm or negate whether each vehicle is equipped with emergency
lighting and audible equipment
4. The current police driving qualification (standard / response /
advanced) of each member of police staff and officer that makes up
Chief Officer Group together with the date that the said member passed
their driving qualification or indeed the last date they were reassessed
against the requirements of the driving qualification
5. The most common marked police vehicle currently in use by your force
6. The cost (average cost if necessary) for the purchase of the most
commonly purchased vehicle as per question 5.
With regards to point 3, I refer to sirens and klaxons whether they be
overt of covert.

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within
Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested
is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1-3
Purchase Price (Nett) Purchase
Date Lights and sirens
Audi A6 SE 3.0 TDI quattro 245 PS S tronic £34,119.13 08/03/2012
Yes
Audi A7 S line 3.0 TDI quattro 245 PS Stronic £41,310.34 02/02/2012
Yes
BMW F10 535d SE Saloon N57 3.0d £37,603.48 04/02/2011
Yes
Mercedes E350 Blue-CY Agarde CDI A £37,757.70 27/08/2009
Yes

4. All Chief Officers have been assessed or will be reassessed by the
driver Training department at advanced basic level by the end of March
2016.
5.Vauxhall Astra Estate
6. £16,550.57 ready for operational police use.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a
specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication
of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another. Systems
used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures
used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses between
forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish
information via the Disclosure Log. The aim of the Disclosure Log is to
promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into
the public arena.

The Disclosure Log contains copies of some of the information that has been
disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to
publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the wider
public interest.

The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the
requester.

I have provided the relevant link below.

http://www.northumbria.police.uk/freedom...

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have
handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our
complaints procedure, attached below

(See attached file: FOI Complaint Rights.pdf)

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and
reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain
whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Direct Dial: 0191 2956941

[NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]NORTHUMBRIA POLICE PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE

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If you are not the intended recipient be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken in reliance of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited, and is contrary to the provisions of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act, 1988 and of the Data Protection Act, 1998.

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