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Mike Roulston made this Freedom of Information request to Central Scotland Police

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Dear Central Scotland Police,

On or around 26/10/12 you received the following request for information.

All UK police forces received the same request and the responses about vetting have featured in a variety of national newspapers, the BBC news etc

Please don't claim another exemption that this is a matter of national security given the publicity the subject of vetting has already received and it was unfortunately linked to the death of an Assistant Chief Constable in England during that year.

I would like a copy of your response to that request please which I repeat below for ease of reference.

"1, At your force, how many of your senior officers have been vetted in accordance to the National Vetting Policy 2010? Please list the total numbers of each rank of officer at your police force and then also list the numbers of those who have been through the vetting process to provide a comparison between total numbers and currently vetted officers. (For clarity – when I say senior I mean Chief Constable, Deputy Constable and Assistant Chief Constables).

2, Please list how many senior officers are currently in the process of being vetted.

3, Please list who is responsible for vetting senior officers at your force.

4, Please send me the vetting policy document for senior officers at your police force."

Yours faithfully,

Mike Roulston

Freedom Of Information, Central Scotland Police

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Dear Mr Roulston,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Thank you for your request for information received on 27 February
2013, which I have dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Central Scotland Police can provide you with the following information in
response to your request. 

Question 1.

Chief Constable (2) - both through the vetting process and vetted to
agreed standard.
Deputy Chief Constable (1) - through the vetting process and vetted to
agreed standard.    
Assistant Chief Constable (2) - one through the vetting process and vetted
to agreed standard, due to his current status the other officer has no
requirement to be vetted at this time.

 Question 2.

 There are no Senior Officers currently in the process of being vetted. 
 
Question 3.
 
Within our Force the individual responsible for vetting Senior Officers is
the Force Vetting Officer, who then forwards it to Scottish Government &
Defence Business Services.
 
Question 4. 
 
Central Scotland Police use the National Vetting Policy
- [1]www.acpo.police.uk/documents/workforce/2010/201008WDNVP01.pdf 
Standing Operating Procedure 6 relates to the vetting level (DV -
Developed Vetting) for Senior Officers.
 
I trust this information will be of assistance to you.

If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me on
01786 456000 or Email:  [2][email address].police.uk  . However,
if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled, you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a Review of
the decisions made.  Should you wish to request a Review, please write to
Head of Professional Standards, Professional Standards Department, Central
Scotland Police, Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling FK8 2HD
within 40 working days of receiving this correspondence.

If, after receiving a response, you remain dissatisfied, you have six
months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[3][email address] .

Yours sincerely,

Susan

FOI and Information Access Officer

Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters
Randolphfield
Stirling  FK8 2HD

Tel:       01786 456000
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [Central Scotland Police request email]

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you for the quick response

I would be obliged if you could clarify the following element of the response

Assistant Chief Constable (2) - one through the vetting process and vetted
to agreed standard, due to his current status the other officer has no
requirement to be vetted at this time.

The latter officer was away from work from early June 2010 on what has been variously described as leave of absence, gardening leave and suspension from duty.

Could you please confirm his vetting status on his last working day in June 2010?

Yours sincerely,

Mike Roulston

Freedom Of Information, Central Scotland Police

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Dear Mr Roulston,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Acknowledgement

Thank you for your request for information with regards to confirmation
of Officers vetting status on last working day, which is being dealt with
in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Your
request has been given the unique Reference Number: 03-002 and this should
be quoted on all correspondence.  

Under the terms of the Act, we have a statutory obligation to respond
within 20 working days from the day after your request was received. A
response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly, and
in any event not later than 2 April 2013. 

If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me on
01786 456000 or Email:  [1][email address].police.uk  . However,
if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled, you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a Review of
the decisions made.  Should you wish to request a Review, please write to
Head of Professional Standards, Professional Standards Department, Central
Scotland Police, Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling FK8 2HD
within 40 working days of receiving this correspondence.

If, after receiving a response to the Review, you remain dissatisfied, you
have six months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[2][email address] .

For further information on Freedom of Information you can visit the
Scottish Information Commissioners website at
[3]www.itspublicknowledge.info .

Yours sincerely

Susan

FOI and Information Access Officer

Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters
Randolphfield
Stirling  FK8 2HD

Tel:       01786 456000
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [Central Scotland Police request email]

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Freedom Of Information, Central Scotland Police

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Dear Mr Roulston

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Thank you for your request for information received below, which I have
dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

Request:

 I would be obliged if you could clarify the following element of the
response

Assistant Chief Constable (2) - one through the vetting process
and vetted to agreed standard, due to his current status the other officer
has no requirement to be vetted at this time.
The latter officer was away from work from early June 2010 on what has
been variously described as leave of absence, gardening leave and
suspension from duty.
Could you please confirm his vetting status on his last working day in
June 2010?

Response:

Central Scotland Police can confirm the vetting status of the latter
officer was Management Vetted as at June 2010.

If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me on
01786 456000 or Email:  [1][email address].police.uk  . However,
if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled, you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a Review of
the decisions made.  Should you wish to request a Review, please write to
Head of Professional Standards, Professional Standards Department, Central
Scotland Police, Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling FK8 2HD
within 40 working days of receiving this correspondence.

If, after receiving a response, you remain dissatisfied, you have six
months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[2][email address] .

Yours sincerely,

Susan

FOI and Information Access Officer

Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters
Randolphfield
Stirling  FK8 2HD

Tel:       01786 456000
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [Central Scotland Police request email]

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