Custody Numbers

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I request information on the number of and location of custody suites throughout the force area. The information I would like to receive is;
1. Police stations containing custody facilities; both staffed and reserve locations.
2. Number of cells and detention rooms at each location.
3. Number of people detained at each location, per year since 2008.
4. Location of custody facilities if any, closed since 2008.
5. Number of cells and detention rooms at these locations.
Thank You.
Yours faithfully,

TJ.Roberts

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear TJ Roberts

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017030000206

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 03/03/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* I request information on the number of and location of custody suites
throughout the force area. The information I would like to receive is;
* 1. Police stations containing custody facilities; both staffed and
reserve locations.
* 2. Number of cells and detention rooms at each location.
* 3. Number of people detained at each location, per year since 2008.
* 4. Location of custody facilities if any, closed since 2008.
* 5. Number of cells and detention rooms at these locations.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

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contact details.

Yours sincerely

David Edwards
Information Rights Unit
 
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

This is a reminder that you are obliged under the Freedom of Information Act to respond to this request by 23:59 on Monday (03/04/2017). The Freedom of Information Act states that "A public authority must comply with section 1(1) promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt."

Yours faithfully,

TJ.Roberts

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear T.J Roberts

I email to inform you that I have received answers to all your questions, bar question 3. Searches are still being conducted by Met HQ - Performance & Assurance in relation to that question, thus we will send your response by 20th April 2017.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards,

A.Duncan

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Thank You, for providing an update.

Yours faithfully,

TJ.Roberts

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear TJ.Roberts,  

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017030000206

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 03/03/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

I request information on the number of and location of custody suites
throughout the force area. The information I would like to receive is;
1. Police stations containing custody facilities; both staffed and reserve
locations.
2. Number of cells and detention rooms at each location.
3. Number of people detained at each location, per year since 2008.
4. Location of custody facilities if any, closed since 2008.
5. Number of cells and detention rooms at these locations. .

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at Met Detention and Met HQ - Performance & Assurance.  The searches
located information relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find attached information pursuant to your request above.

I request information on the number of and location of custody suites
throughout the force area. The information I would like to receive is;
1. Police stations containing custody facilities; both staffed and reserve
locations.
Please see the attached spread sheet MPS Custody Suites.

2. Number of cells and detention rooms at each location.
Please see the attached spread sheet MPS Custody Suites.

3. Number of people detained at each location, per year since 2008.

4. Location of custody facilities if any, closed since 2008.
Please see the attached spread sheet FOIA Decommissioned MPS Custody
Suites

5. Number of cells and detention rooms at these locations. .
Please see the attached spread sheet MPS Custody Suites.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Andrea Duncan
Information Manager

In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
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Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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