Geoffrey Goodfellow

Dear South Yorkshire 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

FOI, South Yorkshire Police

Dear Mr Goodfellow

 

Re your request (reference number above):

     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.

 

 

Please could you clarify the following point(s): -

What emergency lighting/audible equipment do you mean (Q3)?

 

 

Please forward your clarification to South Yorkshire Police as this
request will be ‘stopped’ on our database until this has been received.

 

Once we have received clarification, your request be considered and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days
as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or
containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances South
Yorkshire Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely
you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest
opportunity.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Martha Robinson

Information Compliance Clerk

South Yorkshire Police

Information Compliance Unit

Professional Standards Department

Unit 20 Sheffield 35A Business Park

Churchill Way

Sheffield

S35 2PY

              

Email - [South Yorkshire Police request email]

 

 

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Geoffrey Goodfellow

Dear Martha,

Many thanks for your response.

With regards to point 3, I am looking to establish which of the vehicles currently allocated to chief officers is currently equipped with emergency lighting and sound (more commonly referred to as "blues and twos" I believe. These could be overt or covert lights and klaxons.

Thanks

Geoff

FOI, South Yorkshire Police

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Dear Mr Goodfellow

 

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

 

 

Best regards

 

Martha Robinson

South Yorkshire Police

Information Compliance Unit

Professional Standards Department

Unit 20 Sheffield 35A Business Park

Churchill Way

Sheffield

S35 2PY

 

Email - [South Yorkshire Police request email]

 

 

 

Tackling child sexual exploitation is a priority for the Force and it is
the responsibility of everyone to help spot the signs and say something.

For more information visit www.southyorkshire.police.uk/spotthesigns

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