Code of Conduct

David Grothier made this Freedom of Information request to Dyfed Powys Police

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Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

I would like to know what exactly is the Code of Conduct for all serving Police Officers in Dyfed Powys Police Force, and where I can find a copy of the same please.

Yours faithfully,

David Grothier

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Dear Mr Grothier

 

Reference No: 364/2012

 

Thank you for your request for information dated the 04 July 2012 and
received by the Force on the same date concerning the ‘Code of Conduct’.
This request for information will be dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request for information  will now be considered and we aim to provide
a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days i.e. 01
August 2012, as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances
Dyfed-Powys 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.

 

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

 

Should you find at any stage that you no longer require a response to your
request for information, it would be appreciated if you could notify us
that you wish to withdraw your request.

 

I should like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Dyfed-Powys Police.

Yours sincerely

 

Debby Jones LLM MBA

Rheolwr Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Manager

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys yr Heddlu/Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel: 101 or 01267 222020 est/ext 23442

Llinell Uniongyrchol/Direct Line: 01267 226596

[1][Dyfed Powys Police request email]  

 

 

Dyfed Powys Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure (copy enclosed). If you decide to request such a
review and having followed the Force’s full process you are still dissatisfied,
then you have the right to direct your comments to the Information Commissioner
who will give it consideration.

 

A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed
Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys?  Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

 

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the below links:

 

[2]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/

[3]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/responses/

 

 

 

 

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angenrheidrwydd yn adlewyrchu barn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bwriedir yr e-bost
ar gyfer y person neu'r sefydliad a enwir uchod. Os derbyniwyd yr e-bost
hwn trwy gamgymeriad, dylid hysbysu'r anfonydd a dileu'r e-bost oddi ar
eich system os gwelwch yn dda. Os na'i fwriadwyd ar eich cyfer chi ac nid
chi yw'r cyflogwr na'r asiant sy'n gyfrifol am roi'r e-bost i'r derbynnydd
bwriadedig, fe'ch hysbysir gan hyn na chaniateir i chi ddefnyddio,
adolygu, lledaenu, dosbarthu na chopio'r e-bost ar unrhyw gyfrif.
Archwiliwyd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef am
firws. Serch hynny, dylai'r derbynnydd hefyd archwilio'r e-bost a'r
ffeiliau sydd ynghlwm am firws oherwydd nid yw Heddlu Dyfed Powys yn
derbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw ddifrod a achosir gan unrhyw firws a
drosglwyddir trwy gyfrwng yr e-bost hwn.

Dyfed Powys Police the lowest levels of recorded crime and highest total
detection rate across the whole of England and Wales.

Heddlu Dyfed Powys y lefelau isaf o droseddau a recordiwyd a r gyfradd
ddatrys uchelaf ar draws Cymru a Lloegr gyfan.

 

References

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mailto:[Dyfed Powys Police request email]
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3. http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/info...

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Dear Mr Grothier

 

Reference No: 364/2012

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 4^th July
2012 and received by the Freedom of Information Unit on the same date
regarding the ‘Code of Conduct.’

 

Your request has now been considered and firstly I am obliged under
Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to tell you whether
the information requested is held by the Force. I am in a position to
inform you that the Force does hold information relevant to your request
as outlined in the attached response. It has however been necessary to
apply a Section 21 exemption (Information accessible to applicant by other
means) to the whole of your request.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information had been
handled, you can request a review by writing to the freedom of information
unit address supplied on the attached appeal process document.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Telephone:      0845 630 6060

Or:                   01625 545745

Website:          [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Dyfed Powys Police.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nicola Harris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Officer

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel: 0845 330 2000 est/ext 23444

Uniongyrchol/Direct Line : 01267 226596

e-bost/e-mail - [2][Dyfed Powys Police request email]

 

Dyfed Powys Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure (copy enclosed). If you decide to request such a
review and having followed the Force’s full process you are still dissatisfied,
then you have the right to direct your comments to the Information Commissioner
who will give it consideration.

 

A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed
Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys?  Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

 

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the below links:

 

[3]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/

[4]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/responses/

E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

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prohibited. This e-mail and any files transmitted within it have been
checked for all known viruses. The recipient should still check the e-mail
and any attachments for the presence of viruses, as Dyfed-Powys Police
accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by
this e-mail.

DATGANIAD CYFRINACHEDD E BOST

Nid yw'r e-bost hwn nag unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef o
angenrheidrwydd yn adlewyrchu barn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bwriedir yr e-bost
ar gyfer y person neu'r sefydliad a enwir uchod. Os derbyniwyd yr e-bost
hwn trwy gamgymeriad, dylid hysbysu'r anfonydd a dileu'r e-bost oddi ar
eich system os gwelwch yn dda. Os na'i fwriadwyd ar eich cyfer chi ac nid
chi yw'r cyflogwr na'r asiant sy'n gyfrifol am roi'r e-bost i'r derbynnydd
bwriadedig, fe'ch hysbysir gan hyn na chaniateir i chi ddefnyddio,
adolygu, lledaenu, dosbarthu na chopio'r e-bost ar unrhyw gyfrif.
Archwiliwyd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef am
firws. Serch hynny, dylai'r derbynnydd hefyd archwilio'r e-bost a'r
ffeiliau sydd ynghlwm am firws oherwydd nid yw Heddlu Dyfed Powys yn
derbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw ddifrod a achosir gan unrhyw firws a
drosglwyddir trwy gyfrwng yr e-bost hwn.

Dyfed Powys Police the lowest levels of recorded crime and highest total
detection rate across the whole of England and Wales.

Heddlu Dyfed Powys y lefelau isaf o droseddau a recordiwyd a r gyfradd
ddatrys uchelaf ar draws Cymru a Lloegr gyfan.

 

References

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2. mailto:[Dyfed Powys Police request email]
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http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/info...
4. http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/info...
http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/info...

Dear FOI,

Please consider the following as a further request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Thank you for your comprehensive reply. I wish to explore this matter further under the old Code of Conduct which was the guideline in place at the time of the incident. Besides, and please allow to express freely my honest opinion: I find it rather ironic that the Code of Conduct has been replaced with what you call‘Standards of Professional Behavior, as I dont not believe that Dyfed Powys Police Force has any idea of what 'Standards of Professional Behavior actually means and I site just three, there are many more, examples: Terry Grange the former Chief Constable, The former head of the CID and his deputy, Jeff Thomas and John Daniels. I dread to think what influence these insipid characters left upon younger members of Dyfed Powys Police force, but I am prepared to wager that it will be the same old devious business as usual.

Returning to the CODE OF CONDUCT. Having read through it I find that if correctly adhered to then it would be near impossible for a serving police officer to commit trespass, burglary and deception. Yet I find this to be so when a Dyfed Powys Police constable illegally entered my home, together with my then wife, acting upon instructions from a DC Morgan, of whom I have been reliably informed was engaged in an illicit affair with said former wife. Many thousands of pounds in value was stolen that day together with a substantial amount of cash. The constable was seem actively removing certain items.

I have raised this matter previously with Dyfed Powys Police Force who seem to want to hush things over. However, now we have the Freedom of Information Act 2000,(The Act), and although I believe that there should be a full public inquiry into the criminal conduct of Dyfed Powys Police Force, for the moment collating information under the Act will suffice.

Therefore, under the Act I want to know how, given the Code of Conduct in place at that time, a serving Dyfed Powys Police Officer could be found to be trespassing into my home, and conspiring in a theft of my personal belongings.

Also under the Act I would want to know under what authority DS Morgan issued instructions to the police constable involved to break the law.

Yours sincerely,

David Grothier

Dear FOI,

Please consider the following as a further request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Thank you for your comprehensive reply. I wish to explore this matter further under the old Code of Conduct which was the guideline in place at the time of the incident. Besides, and please allow to express freely my honest opinion: I find it rather ironic that the Code of Conduct has been replaced with what you call‘Standards of Professional Behavior, as I dont not believe that Dyfed Powys Police Force has any idea of what 'Standards of Professional Behavior actually means and I site just three, there are many more, examples: Terry Grange the former Chief Constable, The former head of the CID and his deputy, Jeff Thomas and John Daniels. I dread to think what influence these insipid characters left upon younger members of Dyfed Powys Police force, but I am prepared to wager that it will be the same old devious business as usual.

Returning to the CODE OF CONDUCT. Having read through it I find that if correctly adhered to then it would be near impossible for a serving police officer to commit trespass, burglary and deception. Yet I find this to be so when a Dyfed Powys Police constable illegally entered my home, together with my then wife, acting upon instructions from a DC Morgan, of whom I have been reliably informed was engaged in an illicit affair with said former wife. Many thousands of pounds in value was stolen that day together with a substantial amount of cash. The constable was seem actively removing certain items.

I have raised this matter previously with Dyfed Powys Police Force who seem to want to hush things over. However, now we have the Freedom of Information Act 2000,(The Act), and although I believe that there should be a full public inquiry into the criminal conduct of Dyfed Powys Police Force, for the moment collating information under the Act will suffice.

Therefore, under the Act I want to know how, given the Code of Conduct in place at that time, a serving Dyfed Powys Police Officer could be found to be trespassing into my home, Green Meadows, Ffairfach, Llandeilo and conspiring in a theft of my personal belongings.

Also under the Act I would want to know under what authority DS Morgan issued instructions to the police constable involved to break the law.

Yours sincerely,

David Grothier

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Dear Mr Grothier,

 

Reference No: 382/2012

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 17^th July 2012 and
received by the Freedom of Information Unit on 18^th July 2012, concerning
personal information relating to on officer attending a given address. 
This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Your request will now be considered and we aim to provide a response
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days i.e. 15^th August 2012
as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or
containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances Dyfed-Powys
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.

 

Should you find at any stage that you no longer require the information
requested, it would be appreciated if you could notify us that you wish to
withdraw your request.

 

However, please note that the right given under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 to request official information held by public authorities does
not apply to personal data - any such requests become subject access
requests under the Data Protection Act 1998. An individual is entitled
under Section 7 of the Data Protection Act to request their personal
information, however any such requests must be made via a Subject Access
Form which must be returned to the Data Protection Officer at Police
Headquarters, Dyfed-Powys Police, Carmarthen. A payment of a £10.00 fee
and proof of identification must accompany a completed application form. A
copy of the form is enclosed; alternatively the form can be downloaded
from the Dyfed Powys Police website @

 

[1]http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/sites/d...

 

[2]http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/abou...

 

Should you therefore wish to enquire what information is/is not held, you
may wish to submit a Subject Access Form. Please note that once the Data
Protection Officer has received a completed application, the process to
provide a response can take up to 40 days.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Data Protection Officer on 01267
226568 or e-mail [email address] should you wish
to discuss this matter further.

 

I should like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Dyfed-Powys Police.

Yours sincerely

 

Cath Butler

 

Mrs Cath Butler

Cymorth Gweinyddol/Administrative Support

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys yr Heddlu/Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel:  0845 330 2000 est/ext:  23453

Llinell Uniongyrchol/Direct Line:  01267 226596

[3][Dyfed Powys Police request email]

 

A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch heddlu Dyfed
Powys drwy Gynllyn Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys?  Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

 

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed-Powys Police via the
Dyfed-Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed-Powys Police
Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the following links:

[4]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information

 

[5]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/responses

 

 

Dyfed Powys Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure. If you decide to request such a review and
having followed the Constabulary’s full process you are still dissatisfied, then
you have the right to direct your comments to the Information Commissioner who
will give it consideration.

 

E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are not necessarily the view
of Dyfed-Powys Police. It is intended only for the person or entity named
above. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the
originator and erase this e-mail from your system. If you are not the
intended recipient or the employer or agent responsible for delivering it
to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, review,
dissemination, distribution or copying of the e-mail is strictly
prohibited. This e-mail and any files transmitted within it have been
checked for all known viruses. The recipient should still check the e-mail
and any attachments for the presence of viruses, as Dyfed-Powys Police
accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by
this e-mail.

DATGANIAD CYFRINACHEDD E BOST

Nid yw'r e-bost hwn nag unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef o
angenrheidrwydd yn adlewyrchu barn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bwriedir yr e-bost
ar gyfer y person neu'r sefydliad a enwir uchod. Os derbyniwyd yr e-bost
hwn trwy gamgymeriad, dylid hysbysu'r anfonydd a dileu'r e-bost oddi ar
eich system os gwelwch yn dda. Os na'i fwriadwyd ar eich cyfer chi ac nid
chi yw'r cyflogwr na'r asiant sy'n gyfrifol am roi'r e-bost i'r derbynnydd
bwriadedig, fe'ch hysbysir gan hyn na chaniateir i chi ddefnyddio,
adolygu, lledaenu, dosbarthu na chopio'r e-bost ar unrhyw gyfrif.
Archwiliwyd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef am
firws. Serch hynny, dylai'r derbynnydd hefyd archwilio'r e-bost a'r
ffeiliau sydd ynghlwm am firws oherwydd nid yw Heddlu Dyfed Powys yn
derbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw ddifrod a achosir gan unrhyw firws a
drosglwyddir trwy gyfrwng yr e-bost hwn.

Dyfed Powys Police the lowest levels of recorded crime and highest total
detection rate across the whole of England and Wales.

Heddlu Dyfed Powys y lefelau isaf o droseddau a recordiwyd a r gyfradd
ddatrys uchelaf ar draws Cymru a Lloegr gyfan.

 

References

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2. http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/abou...
3. mailto:[Dyfed Powys Police request email]
4. http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/info...
5. http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/info...

FOI, Dyfed Powys Police

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Dear Mr Grothier

 

Reference No: 382/2012

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated the 17^th
July 2012 and received in the FOI Unit on the 18^th July 2012 regarding
personal information relating to an officer attending a given address.

 

This request has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (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. Where exemptions are
relied upon section 17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with
a notice which:

 

a) States that fact

b) Specifies the exemption(s) in question and

c) State (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies

 

The Dyfed Powys Police Force can neither confirm nor deny that it holds
the information relevant to your request as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply, by virtue of the
following exemptions:

 

Section 40(5)(a)(b)(i) Personal Information

Section 30(3) Investigations and Proceedings Conducted by Public
Authorities

 

Section 40(5)(a)(b)(i) Personal Information

 

The duty to neither confirm or deny under this section of the Act arises
where the disclosure of the information into the public domain would
contravene any of the data protection principles or Section 10 of the Data
Protection Act 1998 or would do so if the exemptions in section 33A(1) of
that Act were disregarded.

 

Disclosure under Freedom of Information is a release of information to the
world in general and not an individual applicant. Therefore, simply
confirming or not that such information were held would disclose personal
information about individuals.

 

As such any disclosure that identifies an individual or identifies that an
individual has had contact with Dyfed Powys Police or not is exempt and
would be a clear breach of principle 1 of the Data Protection Act.
Personal data is defined under Section 1 (1) (e) of the Data Protection
Act (1998) as:

 

“… Data which relate to a living individual who can be identified-

(a)   from those data, or

(b)   from those data and other information which is in the possession of,
or is likely to come into the possession of, the data controller, and
includes any expression of opinion about the individual and any indication
of the intentions of the data controller or any other person in respect of
the individual. “

 

Section 40(5) Personal Information is an absolute, class-based exemption
where the release of the information would breach any of the Data
Protection Principles. In this case, the confirmation or denial of the
existence of information (if any) would breach Principle One of the Data
Protection Act (details of which are provided below). Where the
information requested is subject to an absolute exemption, the legislators
determined that there is no need to undertake a public interest test.

 

Principle One:

 

“Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and in particular
shall not be processed unless

(a)   at least one of the conditions in Schedule 2 is met, and

(b)   in the case of sensitive personal data at least one of the
conditions in Schedule  3 is also met.”

 

An example of where this harm could occur may best be demonstrated with a
fictional scenario. If I made a Freedom of Information request, asking for
confirmation of whether or not an individual has received a speeding
ticket. By exemption the information would reveal that Dyfed-Powys Police
actually hold documentation regarding the issuing of a speeding ticket.
Similarly by stating no information held would reveal that we have not
issued a speeding ticket to a particular individual. Disclosing such a
fact to the world would be a direct breach of Principle One of the Data
Protection Principles of the Act whereby the rights of that individual
would be breached in relation to the fair and lawful processing of such
data.

 

Section 30(3) Investigations and Proceedings Conducted by Public
Authorities:

 

Section 30 is a class-based qualified exemption and consideration must be
given as to whether there is a public interest in neither confirming nor
denying whether the information requested is held or not.

 

Public Interest Test

 

Factors favouring confirmation or denial for Section 30:

 

Confirmation or denial that any information exists could provide
satisfaction to the general public that investigations are conducted
properly. In addition it could allow the public to make informed decisions
about police procedures and the money spent in this business area.

 

Factors against confirmation or denial for Section 30:

 

The police service relies on information being supplied by the public as
well as the public rely on information about or supplied by them is
handled sensitively, confidentially and appropriately. Any disclosure
which undermines this trust and confidence means it is likely that people
will be less willing to come forward and provide information to the police
which will impact on our ability to detect and prevent crime. Therefore
the Police Service will not disclose whether it has or hasn’t carried out
an investigation in relation to a particular individual or individuals or
allegation unless that information is already in the public domain. Any
disclosure under Freedom of Information is a release of information to the
world in general and not an individual applicant. Therefore, by simply
applying exemptions or stating no information held would confirm whether a
force does or does not hold information relating to the request.

 

Balance Test

 

The Police Service will not divulge whether information is or is not held
if to do so would undermine law enforcement. Whilst there is a public
interest in the transparency of policing and providing assurance that the
police service is appropriately and effectively conducting any such
investigations, these factors need to be weighed against the very strong
public interest in safeguarding the integrity of police investigations.
The police service relies heavily on the public providing information. The
public have an expectation that any information they provide will be
treated with confidence. Anything that puts that confidence at risk would
have a serious detrimental effect on the police service.

 

It is therefore the Dyfed Powys Police opinion that for these issues the
balancing test for confirming or not that information is held, is not made
out. No inference can be taken from this refusal that any information does
or does not exist. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
this represents a Refusal Notice for this particular request.

 

The right given under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
official information held by public authorities does not apply to personal
data - any such requests become subject access requests under the Data
Protection Act 1998. An individual is entitled under Section 7 of the Data
Protection Act to request their personal information, however any such
requests must be made via a Subject Access Form which must be returned to
the Data Protection Officer at Police Headquarters, Dyfed-Powys Police,
Carmarthen. A payment of a £10.00 fee and proof of identification must
accompany a completed application form. A copy of the form is enclosed;
alternatively the form can be downloaded from the Dyfed Powys Police
website @

 

[1]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/dataprotection/

 

Should you therefore wish to enquire what information is/is not held, you
may wish to submit a Subject Access Form. Please note that once the Data
Protection Officer has received a completed application, the process to
provide a response can take up to 40 days.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Data Protection Officer on 01267
226568 or e-mail [2][email address] should you
wish to discuss this matter further.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information had been
handled, you can request a review by writing to the freedom of information
unit address supplied on the attached appeal process document.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Telephone:      0845 630 6060
Or:                   01625 545745
Website:          [3]www.ico.gov.uk

There is no charge for making an appeal.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Dyfed Powys.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nicola Harris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Officer

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel: 0845 330 2000 est/ext 23444

Uniongyrchol/Direct Line : 01267 226596

e-bost/e-mail - [4][Dyfed Powys Police request email]

 

Dyfed Powys Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure (copy enclosed). If you decide to request such a
review and having followed the Force’s full process you are still dissatisfied,
then you have the right to direct your comments to the Information Commissioner
who will give it consideration.

 

A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed
Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys?  Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

 

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the below links:

 

[5]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/

[6]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/responses/

E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

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and any attachments for the presence of viruses, as Dyfed-Powys Police
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DATGANIAD CYFRINACHEDD E BOST

Nid yw'r e-bost hwn nag unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef o
angenrheidrwydd yn adlewyrchu barn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bwriedir yr e-bost
ar gyfer y person neu'r sefydliad a enwir uchod. Os derbyniwyd yr e-bost
hwn trwy gamgymeriad, dylid hysbysu'r anfonydd a dileu'r e-bost oddi ar
eich system os gwelwch yn dda. Os na'i fwriadwyd ar eich cyfer chi ac nid
chi yw'r cyflogwr na'r asiant sy'n gyfrifol am roi'r e-bost i'r derbynnydd
bwriadedig, fe'ch hysbysir gan hyn na chaniateir i chi ddefnyddio,
adolygu, lledaenu, dosbarthu na chopio'r e-bost ar unrhyw gyfrif.
Archwiliwyd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef am
firws. Serch hynny, dylai'r derbynnydd hefyd archwilio'r e-bost a'r
ffeiliau sydd ynghlwm am firws oherwydd nid yw Heddlu Dyfed Powys yn
derbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw ddifrod a achosir gan unrhyw firws a
drosglwyddir trwy gyfrwng yr e-bost hwn.

Dyfed Powys Police the lowest levels of recorded crime and highest total
detection rate across the whole of England and Wales.

Heddlu Dyfed Powys y lefelau isaf o droseddau a recordiwyd a r gyfradd
ddatrys uchelaf ar draws Cymru a Lloegr gyfan.

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for you reply.

However, I find it to be totally evasive and therefore unacceptable as the incident referred to is well known at police headquarters, as was the relation between DS Morgan and my former wife.

I have long known Dyfed Powys Police force to be an abusive criminal organization that stops at nothing to cover its tracks and to be both harassing and evasive. The issues I raise should be subject to a public inquiry, as none have the right to abuse the law and persecute the individual in the draconian manner that Dyfed Powys Police has done!

You have the information I seek, you committed the offense, its time Dyfed Powys Police Force came clean.

If it is possible apply at least a modicum of integrity and kindly Internally Review your reply

Yours sincerely,

David Grothier

Dear Mr Grothier

 

Reference 382/2012

 

I write with reference to your e-mail dated and received on the 27 July
2012 concerning the above mentioned FOI request and your request for an
internal review.

 

My understanding is that you believe that the response which was provided
in relation to your request was evasive and unacceptable.

 

As a consequence, Dyfed-Powys Police will implement the Appeals Process,
and undertake an internal review in respect of the original response
provided. The review will be undertaken in line with the Code of Practice
under s45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and every effort will be
made to have a response to you by 24 August 2012.   However if it becomes
clear that the review will not be completed by this date you will be
contacted.

 

If you wish to discuss this matter prior to Dyfed-Powys Police' response
please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Debby Jones LLM MBA

Rheolwr Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Manager

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys yr Heddlu/Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel: 101 or 01267 222020 est/ext 23442

Llinell Uniongyrchol/Direct Line: 01267 226596

[1][Dyfed Powys Police request email]  

 

A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed
Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys?  Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

 

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the below links:

 

[2]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/

[3]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/responses/

 

 

 

 

E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are not necessarily the view
of Dyfed-Powys Police. It is intended only for the person or entity named
above. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the
originator and erase this e-mail from your system. If you are not the
intended recipient or the employer or agent responsible for delivering it
to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, review,
dissemination, distribution or copying of the e-mail is strictly
prohibited. This e-mail and any files transmitted within it have been
checked for all known viruses. The recipient should still check the e-mail
and any attachments for the presence of viruses, as Dyfed-Powys Police
accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by
this e-mail.

DATGANIAD CYFRINACHEDD E BOST

Nid yw'r e-bost hwn nag unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef o
angenrheidrwydd yn adlewyrchu barn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bwriedir yr e-bost
ar gyfer y person neu'r sefydliad a enwir uchod. Os derbyniwyd yr e-bost
hwn trwy gamgymeriad, dylid hysbysu'r anfonydd a dileu'r e-bost oddi ar
eich system os gwelwch yn dda. Os na'i fwriadwyd ar eich cyfer chi ac nid
chi yw'r cyflogwr na'r asiant sy'n gyfrifol am roi'r e-bost i'r derbynnydd
bwriadedig, fe'ch hysbysir gan hyn na chaniateir i chi ddefnyddio,
adolygu, lledaenu, dosbarthu na chopio'r e-bost ar unrhyw gyfrif.
Archwiliwyd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef am
firws. Serch hynny, dylai'r derbynnydd hefyd archwilio'r e-bost a'r
ffeiliau sydd ynghlwm am firws oherwydd nid yw Heddlu Dyfed Powys yn
derbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw ddifrod a achosir gan unrhyw firws a
drosglwyddir trwy gyfrwng yr e-bost hwn.

Dyfed Powys Police the lowest levels of recorded crime and highest total
detection rate across the whole of England and Wales.

Heddlu Dyfed Powys y lefelau isaf o droseddau a recordiwyd a r gyfradd
ddatrys uchelaf ar draws Cymru a Lloegr gyfan.

 

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Dear Mr Grothier

Reference 382/2012

 

Please find attached the response to your request for an internal review
in respect to the request for information dated the 17 July 2012 as per
the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Debby Jones LLM MBA

Rheolwr Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Manager

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys yr Heddlu/Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel: 101 or 01267 222020 est/ext 23442

Llinell Uniongyrchol/Direct Line: 01267 226596

[1][Dyfed Powys Police request email]  

 

A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed
Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys?  Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

 

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the below links:

 

[2]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/

[3]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/responses/

 

 

 

 

E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are not necessarily the view
of Dyfed-Powys Police. It is intended only for the person or entity named
above. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the
originator and erase this e-mail from your system. If you are not the
intended recipient or the employer or agent responsible for delivering it
to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, review,
dissemination, distribution or copying of the e-mail is strictly
prohibited. This e-mail and any files transmitted within it have been
checked for all known viruses. The recipient should still check the e-mail
and any attachments for the presence of viruses, as Dyfed-Powys Police
accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by
this e-mail.

DATGANIAD CYFRINACHEDD E BOST

Nid yw'r e-bost hwn nag unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef o
angenrheidrwydd yn adlewyrchu barn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bwriedir yr e-bost
ar gyfer y person neu'r sefydliad a enwir uchod. Os derbyniwyd yr e-bost
hwn trwy gamgymeriad, dylid hysbysu'r anfonydd a dileu'r e-bost oddi ar
eich system os gwelwch yn dda. Os na'i fwriadwyd ar eich cyfer chi ac nid
chi yw'r cyflogwr na'r asiant sy'n gyfrifol am roi'r e-bost i'r derbynnydd
bwriadedig, fe'ch hysbysir gan hyn na chaniateir i chi ddefnyddio,
adolygu, lledaenu, dosbarthu na chopio'r e-bost ar unrhyw gyfrif.
Archwiliwyd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef am
firws. Serch hynny, dylai'r derbynnydd hefyd archwilio'r e-bost a'r
ffeiliau sydd ynghlwm am firws oherwydd nid yw Heddlu Dyfed Powys yn
derbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw ddifrod a achosir gan unrhyw firws a
drosglwyddir trwy gyfrwng yr e-bost hwn.

Dyfed Powys Police the lowest levels of recorded crime and highest total
detection rate across the whole of England and Wales.

Heddlu Dyfed Powys y lefelau isaf o droseddau a recordiwyd a r gyfradd
ddatrys uchelaf ar draws Cymru a Lloegr gyfan.

 

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Dear FOI,

Your reply is not acceptable as it is nothing more than blatant evasive rubbish!

Allow me to remind you.I asked under the FOI 2000:

Therefore, under the Act I want to know how, given the Code of Conduct in place at that time, a serving Dyfed Powys Police Officer could be found to be trespassing into my home, and conspiring in a theft of my personal belongings.

Also under the Act I would want to know under what authority DS Morgan issued instructions to the police constable involved to break the law.

Again Dyfed Powys Police Force...You have not even addressed the question as the Act requires that you do.

Kindly now proceed to do so as the law requires that you do. You cant hide your corruption forever!

Yours sincerely,

David Grothier

Dear Mr Grothier

Reference 382/2012

With reference to your e-mail dated the 21 August 2012 concerning your request for information.

Dyfed Powys Police has provided a response to your request for information on the 27 July 2012 and the Force has undertaken an internal review of that response. The response to the internal review was provided to you yesterday the 21 August 2012. The Force position therefore remains the same. The next course of action open to you, should you so desire, is to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act. For ease of reference I have included below contact details for the Information Commissioner's Office:

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Telephone: 0845 630 6060
Or: 01625 545745
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Debby Jones LLM MBA
Rheolwr Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Manager

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Unit
Pencadlys yr Heddlu/Police Headquarters
Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen
Ffon/Tel: 101 or 01267 222020 est/ext 23442

Llinell Uniongyrchol/Direct Line: 01267 226596
[Dyfed Powys Police request email]

A oeddech chi'n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys? Mae'r ddau ar gael drwy'r dolenni cyswllt isod:

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police Disclosure Log? Both are available via the below links:

www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/

www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information...

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Dear FOI,

As you are yet again being extremely evasive, and knowing Dyfed Powys Police Force as I do, my request has to the Information Commissioner went off yesterday.

I wonder why it is that Dyfed Powys Police Force feels it has to cover up for its criminal conduct. Perhaps there should be a full and impartial public inquiry into the events that I highlight.

Yours sincerely,

David Grothier