Drone documenation

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

This is a FOI request for information regarding the use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”) within your police force.

1. How many drones do you own, operate or have access to?

2. Kindly provide any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal process required (including the retention of information gathered), if any, before operating a drone;

3. Kindly provide any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of drones;

3. Kindly provide any records concerning the police force’s plans to use drones in the future including the purposes drones are being considered for;

4. How many requests have been made by your police force to the Civil Aviation Authority for a licence to use a drone, and how many of these requests

a) have been refused?
b) are still outstanding??

Yours faithfully,

Eric King

Greater Manchester Police

Dear Mr King

our ref: GSA 3704-12

I write in connection with your request for information dated 03.08.2012,
which was received by Greater Manchester Police on 03.08.2012.  I note you
require access to the following information:

As per email below

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From: Eric King <[FOI #124166 email]>
To: FOI requests at Greater Manchester Police
<[Greater Manchester Police request email]>
Date: 03/08/2012 11:53
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Drone documenation

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     Dear Greater Manchester Police,
   
    This is a FOI request for information regarding the use of aerial
    drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”) within your
    police force.
   
    1. How many drones do you own, operate or have access to?
   
    2. Kindly provide any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or
    instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal
    process required (including the retention of information gathered),
    if any, before operating a drone;
   
    3. Kindly provide any requests for proposals, proposals submitted
    by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase
    and/or use of drones;
   
    3. Kindly provide any records concerning the police force’s plans
    to use drones in the future including the purposes drones are being
    considered for;
   
    4. How many requests have been made by your police force to the
    Civil Aviation Authority for a licence to use a drone, and how many
    of these requests
   
    a) have been refused?
    b) are still outstanding??
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Eric King
   
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Please find attached the response to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Many thanks

Amanda Ratcliffe
Information Compliance & Records Management Assistant
Information Complaince & Records Management Unit
Information Services Branch
Greater Manchester Police
Tel - 0161-856-2529
ext - 62531
email - [email address]
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Dear Ms. Ratcliffe,

Thank you for your prompt reply regarding my request from the 3rd of
August. I would like to request some further assistance in understanding
the information you have provided.

In your response, you state that the Greater Manchester Police do not
hold the information requested and then claim an absolute exemption
under s25(3) of the Freedom of Information Act. Could you please clarify
for which questions you are claiming the exemption, and for which
questions you do not possess information? Thank you for your help with
this.

Best regards,
Eric King

Greater Manchester Police

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