Deputy Chief Constable Deputy Chief Constable Carl Langley deputy and the force's director of legal services, Samantha Gainard, Operation Kestrel

Vic Young made this Freedom of Information request to Dyfed Powys Police

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Dyfed Powys Police.

Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

1. What date did Deputy Chief Constable Carl Langley first become aware of and / or involved with Operation Kestrel?

2. Suppy dates of all meetings and / or discussions between Deputy Chief Constable Carl Langley and the force's director of legal services, Samantha Gainard, concerning Operation Kestrel?

Yours faithfully,

Vic Young

Dyfed Powys Police

Diolch am eich e-bost sydd wedi’i dderbyn gan yr Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
yn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bydd yn cael ei ystyried a’i weithredu fel y bo’n
briodol. Os oes gennych unrhyw ymholiadau mewn perthynas â’r mater hwn,
mae croeso i chi gysylltu â’r Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth ar 01267 226596.

Thank you for your e-mail which has been received by the Freedom of
Information Unit at Dyfed Powys Police and will be considered and actioned
as appropriate. Should you have any queries in respect to this matter then
please feel free to contact the Freedom of Information Unit on 01267
226596.

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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What is Operation Kestrel? Please answer Mr Young
With thanks

FOI, Dyfed Powys Police

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Dear Ms Young

 

Reference: 277/2016

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated and received
in the Freedom of Information Unit at Dyfed-Powys Police on 04 April 2016
regarding Operation Kestrel.

 

Your request for information has been handled under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and has now been considered.

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 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.

 

Dyfed Powys Police are unable to establish whether or not it holds the
information you have requested, since we consider that the Section 12 (2)
exemption the Cost of Compliance exceeds the Appropriate Limit applies to
it.

Where exemptions are relied upon Section 17 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 requires Dyfed Powys Police, when refusing to provide such
information (because the information is exempt) to provide you the
applicant with a notice which:   (a) states that fact, (b) specifies the
exemption in question and (c) states (if that would not otherwise be
apparent) why the exemption applies.

 

Please see the attached response document which indicates the time
estimated by the Force it would take to complete the request as a whole
and the exemption applied concerning the non-release of the information in
its entirety.

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts
as a Refusal Notice for the whole of this request under Section 17(5) A
public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is
relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the
time for complying with section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating
that fact. You may wish to refine and resubmit your request so that it
reduces the time shown above to fall within the 18 hours. However having
due regard to the time estimate provided above it is unlikely that
refining your request will fall under the 18 hours as the same method and
format will have to be undertaken. Should you require any further advice
in relation to this matter please don’t hesitate to contact me?

 

Although excess cost removes the forces obligations under the Freedom of
Information Act to provide any further information, as a gesture of
goodwill, I have provided information, relative to your request which has
been easily retrievable and outlined in the response. I trust this is
helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees
regulations for the remainder 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 Commissioners Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel. 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Should you wish to discuss this matter further please don’t hesitate to
contact me as indicated below.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Colin. R. Matthews

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 226478 or 226596

e-bost/e-mail - [2][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:

 

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

[4]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 (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.

 

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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,

There is no reason why this request cannot be answered under normal cost limits. I asked;

1. What date did Deputy Chief Constable Carl Langley first become aware of and / or involved with
Operation Kestrel?

2. Supply dates of all meetings and / or discussions between Deputy Chief Constable Carl Langley
and the force's director of legal services, Samantha Gainard, concerning Operation Kestrel?

The request has not been dealt with properly and could very easily have been answered by putting the questions to DCC Langley and Ms Gainard. Alternatively, there are systems in place which will have this information recorded and where it would be easily accessible.

The calculation you have given regarding costs of dealing with this request are grossly exaggerated and would not be necessary. I would like an internal review. The questions should be put directly to DCC Langley and Ms Gainard as this would be the most appropriate and obvious, as well as cost effective way to deal with the request.

Yours sincerely,

Vic Young

Dyfed Powys Police

Diolch am eich e-bost sydd wedi’i dderbyn gan yr Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
yn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bydd yn cael ei ystyried a’i weithredu fel y bo’n
briodol. Os oes gennych unrhyw ymholiadau mewn perthynas â’r mater hwn,
mae croeso i chi gysylltu â’r Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth ar 01267 226596.

Thank you for your e-mail which has been received by the Freedom of
Information Unit at Dyfed Powys Police and will be considered and actioned
as appropriate. Should you have any queries in respect to this matter then
please feel free to contact the Freedom of Information Unit on 01267
226596.

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...

FOI, Dyfed Powys Police

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Dear Ms Young,

 

Reference No: 277/2016

 

I write with reference to your email dated and received on 5th May 2016
regarding your request for information dated 4th April 2016 concerning
Deputy Chief Constable & Force Director of Legal Services.

 

Our understanding of the situation is that you are unhappy that the
information you requested has not been disclosed. Dyfed Powys Police will
therefore implement an independent 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 provide a
response to you within 20 working days. However if it becomes clear that
the review will not be completed within 20 working days you will be
contacted.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

N.J.Barresi

 

Nicola Barresi

Administrative Assistant – Information Management/Legal & Compliance
Directorate.

Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol – Y Gyfarwyddiaeth Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a
Chydymffurfio/Rheoli Gwybodeth.

Pencadlys yr Heddlu/Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel:  01267 222020 est/ext:   23453

Llinell Uniongyrchol/Direct Line:  01267 226014

[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:

 

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

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

 

E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

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above. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the
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and any attachments for the presence of viruses, as Dyfed-Powys Police
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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.

 

FOI, Dyfed Powys Police

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Dear Ms Young,

 

I refer to your request for Dyfed-Powys Police to review its previous
response in connection with your request for information dated 4^th April
2016.

 

I have taken into account your arguments for disclosure as set out in your
email dated 5^th May 2016 and note that you believe that disclosure should
be provided.

 

I am in a position to inform you that Dyfed-Powys Police has now completed
its review of the case. I can advise you that after careful consideration
the outcome of the review was to uphold the original response provided.

 

This decision was made on the basis that I believe that the exemptions
applied being Section 12(2) Cost of Compliance was the correct exemption
to apply. The total of 755 emails relates to those between Director of
Legal Services and DCC Langley either directly or CC’d. Furthermore, that
emails may be captured by the request but do not specifically mention the
operation name in that particular correspondence. It would require
researching each email.

 

I am satisfied therefore with the response provided by the Freedom of
Information Unit.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your Freedom of
Information 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:      03031231113

Or:                   01625 545 745

Website:          [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

If you wish to discuss this matter prior to any further action

 

Yours sincerely

 

Catherine Brettle

Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer (FCILEx) / Cyfreithiwr Gweithredwr
Cyfreithiol Siartredig ,

Legal and Compliance Directorate / Y Gyfawryddiaeth Gwasanethau
Cyfreithiol a Chydymffurfio

 

Cyfeiriad / Address:    Pencadlys Heddlu Dyfed Powys, Blwch Post 99,
Llangynnwr,

                                    Caerfyrddin, SA31 2PF

Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters, PO Box 99, Llangunnor,

Carmarthen, SA31 2PF

 

 

 

Ref: 014403/00281986

 

This email and any attachments are intended for the original recipient(s)
only. The content may be legally privileged and should not be disclosed
without reference to Legal Services

 

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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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