Essex Police Force Support Unit Vehicles 1990-2005

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Dear Essex Police,
I want to know the Force Support Unit Vehicles in 1990-2005
Here are the details that I want about each Police Vehicles

Make/Manufacturer
Model
Year Model (If not available or possible, that's okay
The year the when it Commissioned
The year when it was discommissioned
Marked or Unmarked
Type of Vehicle: Coupe, Estate/Wagon/Caravan, Hatchback, Liftback, Saloon/Sedan
Number of Doors on the Police Vehicle
Example: 2-Door, 3-Door, 4-Door, 5-Door, etc...

Number of that Specific Police Vehicle
Random Example: We had 12 1993 Vauxhall Cavalier Saloon in the Essex Police Force

Photos of each Police Vehicle (If not available, that's OK)

Question: For the information officer who give me this fleet information is that all the Police Vehicle in the Essex Police Fleet or that just the vehicles you do know or able to get, meaning you don't know all of the Police Vehicles?

Also, I want do to know how the Force Support Unit was created for Essex Police
For example, what year was the Unit created, how did it created, how many Force Support Unit Officers was there in 1990-2005.

Yours faithfully,
Ivanel Bernard Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Good afternoon

 

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Please note that Essex Police are actively publishing information within
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information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
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exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature. 

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part.  The exemption at Section 14 may be
engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple
requests on differing subjects.

 

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request.  Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances, delays may be
unavoidable.  We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

Please ensure all future enquiries are sent to the
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Kind regards

 

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Telephone: 101 | Email: [5][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

 

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

 

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI Department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

 

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

 

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If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to: [8]info.rights.freedom@essex. police.uk

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [9]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

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Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) 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.  Where exemptions are
relied upon Section 17 of the FOIA requires that we provide the applicant
with a notice which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in
question and c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption applies.

 

In respect of your enquiry:

 

I have divided your request into three parts for ease of reference.

 

Part 1

I want to know the Force Support Unit Vehicles in 1990-2005 Here are the
details that I want about each Police Vehicles

 

Make/Manufacturer

Model

Year Model (If not available or possible, that's okay The year the when it
Commissioned The year when it was decommissioned Marked or Unmarked Type
of Vehicle: Coupe, Estate/Wagon/Caravan, Hatchback, Liftback, Saloon/Sedan
Number of Doors on the Police Vehicle

Example: 2-Door, 3-Door, 4-Door, 5-Door, etc...

 

Number of that Specific Police Vehicle

Random Example: We had 12 1993 Vauxhall Cavalier Saloon in the Essex
Police Force

 

Photos of each Police Vehicle (If not available, that's OK)

 

Part 2

Question: For the information officer who give me this fleet information
is that all the Police Vehicle in the Essex Police Fleet or that just the
vehicles you do know or able to get, meaning you don't know all of the
Police Vehicles?

 

Part 3

Also, I want do to know how the Force Support Unit was created for Essex
Police For example, what year was the Unit created, how did it created,
how many Force Support Unit Officers was there in 1990-2005.

 

 

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating to your request,
however, the obligation of Section 1(1)(b) cannot be met as Essex Police
does not hold all the information requested in a format that allows it to
be retrieved within the time and cost limits of FOI.

 

When responding to a request for information under the terms of the FOIA,
a public authority is not obliged to provide information if the authority
estimates that the cost of the retrieval of the information requested
would be in excess of £450 (equivalent to 18 hours work).  The costs
criteria relates to a request in its entirety, which means that if we
cannot retrieve all of the information requested within the costs limit,
we are not obliged to retrieve any of the information requested.

 

Section 12(1) of the FOIA states that a public authority is not obliged
to:

 

“…comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that
the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate
limit.”

 

The following explanation outlines the difficulty Essex Police has in
answering your request:

 

In relation to Part 1, Essex Police are unable to accurately extract the
level of detail in relation to your request from our current systems. The
Transport Services Team only retain records for 7 years and to establish
the details of Force Support Unit Vehicles would entail manually
extracting the requested data and then reviewing each record one by one.

 

In relation to Part 3, Essex Police are unable to accurately extract the
level of detail in relation to how many Force Support Unit Officers there
were from 1990 to 2005 from our current systems.  Essex Police changed HR
systems in April 2005 moving from Delphi HR to NSPIS HR and again in April
2013 moving from ORGIN HR (formally NSPIS HR) to SAP ERP.  During these
systems changes, not all data was back record converted from the legacy
systems.  In some cases, only skeleton employee records for leavers and
other employee types were data migrated.  Due to system restrictions, it
was not possible to back record convert the entire force hierarchy and all
the subsequent restructure changes.  Although the ORGIN HR legacy raw data
is accessible, to retrieve, review and quality assure the legacy HR data
would exceed the time and cost limits under the FOIA.

 

To establish if information is held would, therefore, exceed the time and
cost limits under the FOIA and would qualify as the creation of data as
the results cannot be processed by means of purely sorting or filtering
data sources or running a database query tool.  There is no requirement
under the act to create data purely to answer FOI requests. 

 

Consequently, and to this extent, Essex Police are exempt from the duty to
provide information you have requested under the provisions of Section
12(1) of the FOIA.  Therefore, and in accordance with Section 17(1) of the
FOIA, this communication must act as a refusal notice to provide all of
the information that could be interpreted as being captured by this part
of your request.

 

Having said that and in an effort to assist, although excess cost removes
the force’s obligations under the FOIA, Essex Police can confirm the
following:

In relation to Part 2, data in respect of marked Police vehicles can be
viewed via the below link:

 

[3]https://www.essex.police.uk/SysSiteAsset...

 

The Force Support Unit (FSU) has a proud history of providing specialist
support to Essex Police since it was established in 1973.  Officers
respond to incidents involving weapons and assist in the planning and
deployment of firearms operations using overt and covert tactics.  Other
roles include driving armoured vehicles, patrolling ports and airports. 
You may also find the below of interest:

 

[4]https://www.essex.police.uk/police-force...

 

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police and we are sorry that we have
not been able to provide the information you have requested on this
occasion.  If you do require further information a new request will need
to be submitted and the request will be dealt with accordingly.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Telephone: 101 | Email: [5][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

 

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

 

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI Department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

 

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

 

[6]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests:
[7]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to: [8]info.rights.freedom@essex. police.uk

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [9]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

From: Info Rights Freedom Essex
Sent: 25 November 2020 13:50
To: Agnes Elong <[FOI #708608 email]>
Subject: FOI 15043 Force Support Unit Vehicles in 1990-2005

 

 

 

Good afternoon

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference. 

 

Please note that Essex Police are actively publishing information within
our publication scheme webpage, information supplied as part of this
request could be used within the scheme.  Please click on the following
link to search details of existing publications
[10]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac....

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days.  The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit.  However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature. 

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part.  The exemption at Section 14 may be
engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple
requests on differing subjects.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests.  Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[11]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at: 
[12]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

 

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request.  Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances, delays may be
unavoidable.  We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

Please ensure all future enquiries are sent to the
[13][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Telephone: 101 | Email: [14][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

 

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

 

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI Department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

 

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

 

[15]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests:
[16]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to: [17]info.rights.freedom@essex. police.uk

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [18]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,

Thanks for the information. I understand that you couldn't give the specific information I ask for. Anyway I send another request to Essex Police.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong