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Dorset Police fail to respond to a SAR - Dec 2020

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Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

Dorset Police fail to respond to a SAR and explain to me that it has already contacted you; that it accepts delay in responding to my SAR request and notifies you the same. I'm not satisfied the force do so to serve common interests; I suspect its designed to serve its own interests period. In notifying you it has 'officialized' delay according to its own agenda for reasons which ignore if not undermine my interests.

The forces failure to respond to my SAR affects me: my request concerns, among other things, numerous crimes, reported to the force over many years, which are neither recorded nor acknowledged (inc. racist hate crimes). It also concerns complaints made against the force, such as details of the forces efforts to indict me as the victim of a crime rather than the criminal, who admitted the crime. These are ongoing concerns.

I'd imagine it would be wise to make my own complaint to the ICO in order to offer you my 'version of events'. You would learn for example that I've been protesting access to the information for years.

So, according to FOI Act, kindly supply me copy of your policy or procedure dealing with the above. In short, are you prepared to receive my complaint against Dorset Police?

Yours faithfully,

B domenic

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Dorset Police are the worst when it comes to responding to SARs, according to this ICO report titled 'Timeliness of responses to information access requests by police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland':

https://ico.org.uk/media/2618591/timelin...

See:

'Police force SAR performance tables (timeliness rate and volume of SARs received)' (page 54)

The force scores 20% for timeliness. Only two other forces score in the twenties (Devon and Cornwall - 23% and West Yorkshire - 25%).

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22 December 2020

Case Reference: IC-79420-H8Q3

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13 January 2021

Our reference: IC-79420-H8Q3
Dear B Domenic,

Please see attached response to your information request of 18 December
2020.

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer Wilkes
Lead Information Access Officer
Information Commissioner’s Office 
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Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

Thank you for your communication.

I'm reiterating my FOI query for clarity. The original query is given below.

Dorset Police fails to respond to a SAR and explains that it has already contacted you; that it accepts delay in responding and notifies you the same. For reasons identified in my original query, I'd like to make my own complaint to you about Dorset Police's failure to respond to SAR. So, with reference to your policy document, confirm you wish to deal with my complaint*. A copy of the policy document should be made available as attachment given that the link offered me ("Service guide" link January 2021) failed to deliver; whether it's pertinent info' or not. FYI: I tried the link several times both this week and last using different browsers.

*respectfully, as addendum to the query, I think it not unreasonable to ask you simply confirm whether or not you wish to deal with my complaint. FOI Act Section 16 supports me here; suggests the same. Not sure why you didn't do so last time; in failing to do so you delay the matter.

Original query: ..18 December 2020
Dear Information Commissioner's Office,
Dorset Police fail to respond to a SAR and explain to me that it has already contacted you; that it accepts delay in responding to my SAR request and notifies you the same. I'm not satisfied the force do so to serve common interests; I suspect its designed to serve its own interests period. In notifying you it has 'officialized' delay according to its own agenda for reasons which ignore if not undermine my interests.
The forces failure to respond to my SAR affects me: my request concerns, among other things, numerous crimes, reported to the force over many years, which are neither recorded nor acknowledged (inc. racist hate crimes). It also concerns complaints made against the force, such as details of the forces efforts to indict me as the victim of a crime rather than the criminal, who admitted the crime. These are ongoing concerns.
I'd imagine it would be wise to make my own complaint to the ICO in order to offer you my 'version of events'. You would learn for example that I've been protesting access to the information for years.
So, according to FOI Act, kindly supply me copy of your policy or procedure dealing with the above. In short, are you prepared to receive my complaint against Dorset Police?..

Yours faithfully,
B domenic

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11 March 2021 

Case Reference: IC-79420-H8Q3 

Dear B Domenic  

Thank you for your email of 9 March 2021.

The correct link can be found by downloading the response file, rather
than clicking on "view as HTML". Alternatively you can navigate to the
document on our website by clicking on "About the ICO", then "Our
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Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Information Commissioner's Office's handling of my FOI request 'Dorset Police fail to respond to a SAR - Dec 2020':

going to assume no directly relevant policy exists but what of my call to observe Section 16 of the Act?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

B domenic

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Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Information Commissioner's Office's handling of my FOI request 'Dorset Police fail to respond to a SAR - Dec 2020'.

Would you kindly review your decision.

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Yours faithfully,

B domenic

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Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Information Commissioner's Office's handling of my FOI request 'Dorset Police fail to respond to a SAR - Dec 2020'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

B domenic

icoaccessinformation, Information Commissioner's Office

Thank you for contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office. We confirm
that we have received your correspondence.

If you have made a request for information held by the ICO we will contact
you as soon as possible if we need any further information to enable us to
answer your request. If we don't need any further information we will
respond to you within our published, and statutory, service levels. For
more information please visit:

[1]https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/our-inf...

If you have raised a new information rights concern - we aim to send you
an initial response and case reference number within 30 days.

If you are concerned about the way an organisation is handling your
personal information, we will not usually look into it unless you have
raised it with the organisation first. For more information please see our
webpage ‘raising a concern with an organisation’ (go to our homepage and
follow the link ‘for the public’). You can also call the number below.

If you have requested advice - we aim to respond within 14 days. 

If your correspondence relates to an existing case - we will add it to
your case and consider it on allocation to a case officer.

Copied correspondence - we do not respond to correspondence that has been
copied to us.

For more information about our services, please see our webpage ‘Service
standards and what to expect' (go to our homepage and follow the links for
‘Report a concern’ and ‘Service standards and what to expect'). You can
also call the number below.

For information about what we do with personal data see our [2]privacy
notice.

If there is anything you would like to discuss with us, please call our
helpline on 0303 123 1113.

Yours sincerely

The Information Commissioner’s Office

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ICO Casework, Information Commissioner's Office

21 January 2022 

Case Reference: IC-79420-H8Q3 

Dear B Domenic

Review of response to information request

I write further to your email of 27 May 2021 in which you requested a
review of the handling of your request dealt with under the reference
number IC-79420-H8Q3. I sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to
your request for a review. 
 
As a result of your email of 27 May (and subsequent correspondence) we
have conducted an internal review of our response to the information
request that was handled under the above reference number. I am a Team
Manager in the Information Access Team and I can confirm that I have had
no prior involvement in the handling of this request.

Request and response

On 18 December 2020 we received a request from you which said:

‘So, according to FOI Act, kindly supply me copy of your policy or
procedure dealing with the above. In short, are you prepared to receive my
complaint against Dorset Police?’

On 12 January 2021 we responded, withholding the information in reliance
upon s21 of the FOIA, because the information you sought was already
reasonably accessible to you via other means, namely the ICO Service
Guide, which could be found on our website. A link to the Policies and
Procedures area of the website, where the Service Guide is situated, was
also provided.

Review
 
The purpose of this review is to look again at your request and the
response that was provided to you, to ensure it was correct and that any
exemptions applied were appropriate.

I can confirm that I have reviewed the correspondence on the information
request and am wholly satisfied that the response you received was
correct.

As Eluned Cook explained in her acknowledgement email dated 22 December
2020, the only part of your email of 18 December to be considered under
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was your request for a copy of our
policy or procedure relating to complaints. This is because the FOIA
entitles you to information held by a public authority, and is not an
appropriate avenue to seek advice. The response of 12 January 2021
addressed this and clearly stated that information in the scope of your
request was held, but withheld from disclosure as it was already
reasonably accessible to you by other means.

For these reasons, I am confident that the original response was
appropriate and therefore your review is not upheld. I apologise again for
the delay in this reply.

Complaint procedure

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this review you can make a
formal complaint with the ICO in its capacity as the regulator of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please follow the link below to submit
your complaint:

[1]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

Yours sincerely

Jessica Lalor  
Information Access Team Manager
Information Commissioner's Office

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
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ICO Casework, Information Commissioner's Office

28 January 2022 

Case Reference: IC-151705-Q7S1 

Dear B Domenic

Acknowledgement of request for information

Thank you for your email of 22 January 2022. This contained a request for
information and was passed to the ICO’s information access team.

Under statutory timeframes our response to your request is due by 9
February 2022. However, please note that during this pandemic period it
may not be possible to respond to your information request on time. We
apologise for that but during this pandemic period, we have put
arrangements in place to protect our staff and others from the potential
spread of Coronavirus in line with government guidelines.

Next steps

If you wish to raise a complaint about the time we have taken to respond
to your information request, this can be sent to this office as the
statutory complaint handler. Please refer to our website at:

[1]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

Please note that when considering complaints, we will take into account
any extraordinary circumstances which mean resources have been diverted.

Yours sincerely,

Asad Khaliq  
Lead Information Access Officer 
Information Commissioner's Office

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
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ICO Casework, Information Commissioner's Office

1 Attachment

3 February 2022 

Case Reference: IC-151705-Q7S1 

Dear B Domenic

Please find attached a response to your information request.

Yours sincerely,

Asad Khaliq  
Lead Information Access Officer 
Information Commissioner's Office

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