Essex Police Force Support Unit Vehicles 2015-2020

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Dear Essex Police,
Thanks for your response to my request yesterday. I understand you can't give me the specific information I ask for. Anyway can you please give me Force Support Unit Vehicles in 2015-2020. Here are the details that I want about the Force Support Unit Vehicles
Make
Model/Manufacturer
Model Year
Commission Year:2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020

Yours faithfully,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
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Please note that Essex Police are actively publishing information within
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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
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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
[4][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

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
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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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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
It has been 21 working days since I send my request on the 16th of December and I still didn't have a response to my request yet. Please let me know what is happening.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Thank you for your e-mail Agnes.

 

As your e-mail dated 16.12.20 was received at 20.05 hours (out of office
hours), it was logged as being received on 17.12.20.  The 20 days then
starts from the next day i.e. 18.12.20.  Taking into account bank holidays
and weekends, the deadline for responding to you is 19.01.21.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Pauline Parker | Information Officer | Information Management Department |
Information Rights Section | Essex Police

Internal Telephone: 42077141 | Email: [3][email address]
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)

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
So you will still respond to my request by 19.01.21 or I have to send the request again?

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Thank you for your e-mail Agnes.

 

We will respond to FOI 15134 by 19.01.21, there is no need to send another
request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [3][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.

 

[4]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:
[5]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

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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: [6]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 [7]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
OK, thanks for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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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 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:

 

Anyway can you please give me Force Support Unit Vehicles in 2015-2020.
Here are the details that I want about the Force Support Unit Vehicles
Make Model/Manufacturer Model Year Commission Year:2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,
2019 or 2020

 

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating to your request,
Essex Police can confirm in respect of Section 1(1)(b) the following data:

 

2015

Make Model Model  Year
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2006
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2007
FORD S MAX 2007
BMW X5 2010
VOLVO V70 T6 2009
AUDI A3 2010
BMW 330 2014
BMW 530 2012
VAUXHALL VIVARO 2006
FORD CONNECT 2005
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2014
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2012
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2013
BMW 320 2014
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
BMW X5 2011
BMW 530 2014
BMW 530 2014

 

2016

Make Model Model  Year
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2014
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW 530 2015
SKODA OCTAVIA 2014
FORD S MAX 2014
AUDI A4 2014
BMW X5 2014
VOLVO V70 T6 2009
AUDI A3 2010
BMW 330 2014
BMW 530 2012
VAUXHALL VIVARO 2006
FORD CONNECT 2005
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2014
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2012
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2013
BMW 530 2014
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
BMW X5 2015
BMW 530 2014
BMW 530 2014

 

2017

Make Model Model  Year
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2014
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
SKODA OCTAVIA 2014
FORD S MAX 2014
AUDI A4 2014
BMW X5 2014
VOLVO V70 T6 2009
AUDI A3 2010
BMW 330 2014
BMW 330 2016
VAUXHALL VIVARO 2006
FORD CONNECT 2005
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2014
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2012
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2013
BMW 530 2014
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
BMW X5 2015
BMW 530 2014

 

2018

Make Model Model  Year
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2014
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW X5 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
SKODA OCTAVIA 2014
FORD S MAX 2014
AUDI A4 2014
BMW X5 2014
AUDI A6 2016
BMW 330 2014
BMW 330 2016
VAUXHALL VIVARO 2006
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2014
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2012
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2013
BMW 530 2014
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
BMW X5 2015
BMW 530 2014
BMW 530 2014

 

2019

Make Model Model  Year
BMW X5 2018
BMW X5 2018
BMW X5 2018
BMW X5 2018
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW X5 2018
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
SKODA OCTAVIA 2014
FORD S MAX 2014
AUDI A4 2014
AUDI A6 2016
BMW 330 2014
BMW 330 2016
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2014
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2012
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2013
BMW X5 2018
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2018
BMW 530 2014

 

2020

Make Model Model  Year
BMW X5 2018
BMW X5 2018
BMW X5 2018
BMW X5 2018
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
BMW X5 2018
BMW 530 2015
BMW 530 2015
SKODA OCTAVIA 2014
FORD S MAX 2014
AUDI A4 2014
AUDI A6 2016
BMW 330 2014
BMW 330 2016
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2018
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2014
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2012
VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER 2013
BMW X5 2018
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
JANKEL GUARDIAN 2004
BMW X5 2015
BMW X5 2018

 

No further details in respect of unmarked or covert vehicles will be
provided by virtue of the following exemptions:

 

S24(2) National Security

S31(1) Law Enforcement

 

Evidence of Harm

To disclose details of unmarked or covert vehicles could cause harm to the
Police Service’s ability to protect the public it serves and could
prejudice its ability to perform core functions such as the prevention and
detection of crime.  Releasing this data would give individuals with
criminal intent the intelligence required to disrupt Police activity and
target innocent members of the public.  Criminals would be able to
identify in which force areas resources are weak and use this knowledge to
their advantage in furthering criminal activity around the county and the
country as a whole.  The disclosure of information which is likely to
undermine the Police Service’s ability to serve the public in preventing
and detecting crime can only be considered as being harmful to the public.

 

Any release under the FOIA is a disclosure to the world, not just to the
individual making the request.  To confirm details in respect of unmarked
or covert vehicles would undermine the security of the national
infrastructure.

 

 

Public Interest Test

 

Section 24 National Security

 

Factors Favouring Disclosure

The information simply relates to National Security and disclosure would
not actually harm it.  The disclosure of this information would adhere to
the general principle of openness and transparency and better inform the
public about how public funds are spent, better awareness which may reduce
crime or lead to more information from the public.

 

In the current financial climate of cuts and with the call for
transparency of public spending this would enable improved public debate.

 

Factors Against Disclosure

Security measures are put in place to protect the community that we
serve.  As evidenced within the harm, to disclose details of unmarked or
covert vehicles would highlight to terrorists and individuals intent on
carrying out criminal activity who and what information is shared with
other forces, commercial businesses and law enforcement agencies.

 

Taking into account the current security climate within the United
Kingdom, no information which may aid a terrorist should be disclosed.  To
what extent this information may aid a terrorist is unknown, but it is
clear that it will have an impact on a force’s ability to monitor
terrorist activity.

 

The public entrust the Police Service to make appropriate decisions with
regard to their safety and protection and the only way of reducing risk is
to be cautious with what is placed into the public domain.

 

The cumulative effect of terrorists gathering information from various
sources would be even more impactive when linked to other information
gathered about terrorism.  The more information disclosed over time will
give a more detailed account of the tactical infrastructure of not only a
force area but also the country as a whole.  Any incident that results
from such a disclosure would by default affect National Security.

 

 

S31 Law Enforcement

 

Factors Favouring Disclosure

The disclosure of this information would lead to a better informed public,
which demonstrates complete openness and transparency.

 

Factors Against Disclosure

The disclosure of this information would undermine Law Enforcement
resulting in more crime being committed.  This would have an impact on
Police resources and place individuals and the general public at risk. 
Patterns could be drawn which would enable those intent on criminal
activities to strategically plan offences based on this data.  The force
would then be required to adapt its methods in order to continue to
prevent and detect crime.

 

The Police Service will never disclose information which could identify
investigative activity and, therefore, undermine their investigations.  To
do so would hinder the prevention or detection of crime.

 

 

Balancing Test

The Police Service is charged with enforcing the law, preventing and
detecting crime and protecting the communities we serve and there is a
public interest argument in ensuring we are open and transparent. 
However, the disclosure of Police resources which would harm the ability
of Essex Police to prevent and detect crime is a more influential reason. 

 

As part of that policing purpose, information is gathered which can be
highly sensitive relating to high profile investigative activity. 
Weakening the mechanisms used to monitor any type of criminal activity and
specifically terrorist activity would place the security of the country at
an increased level of danger. 

 

In addition, any disclosure by Essex Police that places the security of
the country at risk, no matter how generic, would undermine any trust or
confidence individuals have in us, therefore, at this moment in time it is
our opinion that for these issues the balance test favours of
non-disclosure of the information at this time.

 

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [3][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.

 

[4]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:
[5]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: [6]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 [7]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

From: Info Rights Freedom Essex <[Essex Police request email]>
Sent: 17 December 2020 09:15
To: Agnes Elong <[FOI #713378 email]>
Subject: FOI 15134 Essex Police Force Support Unit Vehicles 2015-2020

 

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
[8]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
[9]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[10]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
[11][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

Kind regards

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [12][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.

[13]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:
[14]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: [15]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 [16]https://ico.org.uk/

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Thank you for giving me the information

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Essex Police, I'm sorry but for some of the vehicles like Audi A3, A4 and A6, BMW 330 and 530,
Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Passat can you tell if the type of vehicle are they
Example: Estate/Avant/Wagon, Hatchback or Saloon/Sedan

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Thank you for your e-mail.

 

I have asked our Transport Services Team to review their response to this
request and will update you on their findings in due course.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [3][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.

 

[4]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:
[5]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: [6]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 [7]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
OK, Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Good morning Agnes

 

Please see attached, a response to your query.  We have now included the
type of vehicle in our disclosure.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [3][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.

 

[4]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:
[5]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: [6]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
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Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
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From: Info Rights Freedom Essex
Sent: 13 January 2021 15:47
To: Agnes Elong <[FOI #713378 email]>
Subject: RE: FOI 15134 Essex Police Force Support Unit Vehicles 2015-2020

 

Thank you for your e-mail.

 

I have asked our Transport Services Team to review their response to this
request and will update you on their findings in due course.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [8][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)

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Essex Police, I see the file to respond to my request but I still have some questions. Was the 2016 BMW 330 , 2016 Audi A6 and 2014 Audi A4 a Saloon or Estate, and what type of van was the 2018 Volkswagen Crafter? For example Panel Van, Combi Van or Minibus and what was its wheelbase? Also is it true that these vehicles were also used for the Force Support Unit
Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A3 Type of Vehicle :Saloon and or Hatchback
Year Model: 2015-2019 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle :Saloon and or Estate
Year Model: 2020-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle :Saloon and or Estate
Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A6 Type of Vehicle :Saloon and or Estate
Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:5 Series Type of Vehicle :Saloon or Estate
Year Model: 2021-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model: 5 Series Type of Vehicle :Saloon or Estate
Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:X5
Year Model: 2017-present Make/Manufacturer: Volvo Model:V90 Type of Vehicle: Estate or Cross Country
Also from this fleet list and the other ones that you send, can you please tell me which of those are the Marked Police Vehicles? I understand if you can't.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Essex Police, Also did the Force Support Unit use 2021 Audi A3 Saloon and or Hatchback?

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Essex Police, sorry I forgot to also ask, did the Force Support Unit used
Year Model:2015-2021 Make/Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Model:Shogun ?

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Essex Police, also did the Force Support Unit used
Model Year:2018-2020 Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate
Model Year:2021-present Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate?

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

1 Attachment

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

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

 

In respect of your enquiry:

 

First Request:

Essex Police, I see the file to respond to my request but I still have
some questions.

Was the 2016 BMW 330 , 2016 Audi A6 and 2014 Audi A4  a Saloon or Estate,
and what type of van was the 2018 Volkswagen Crafter? For example Panel
Van, Combi Van or Minibus and what was its wheelbase? Also is it true that
these vehicles were also used for the Force Support Unit    

 

Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A3 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Hatchback

 

Year Model: 2015-2019 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2020-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A6 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:5 Series Type of
Vehicle :Saloon or Estate

 

Year Model: 2021-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model: 5 Series Type of
Vehicle :Saloon or Estate

 

Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:X5

 

Year Model: 2017-present Make/Manufacturer: Volvo Model:V90 Type of
Vehicle: Estate or Cross Country

 

Also from this fleet list and the other ones that you send, can you please
tell me which of those are the Marked Police Vehicles? I understand if you
can't.

 

Second Request:

Essex Police, Also did the Force Support Unit use 2021 Audi A3 Saloon and
or Hatchback?

 

Third Request:

Essex Police, sorry I forgot to also ask, did the Force Support Unit used

 

Year Model:2015-2021 Make/Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Model:Shogun ?

 

Forth Request:

Essex Police, also did the Force Support Unit used

 

Model Year:2018-2020 Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of
Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate

 

Model Year:2021-present Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of
Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate?

 

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
[3]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
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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
[6][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [7][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.

 

[8]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:
[9]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

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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: [10]info.rights.freedom@essex. police.uk

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
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Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
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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.

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
OK Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

1 Attachment

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

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

 

In respect of your enquiry:

 

First Request:

Essex Police, I see the file to respond to my request but I still have
some questions.

Was the 2016 BMW 330 , 2016 Audi A6 and 2014 Audi A4  a Saloon or Estate,
and what type of van was the 2018 Volkswagen Crafter? For example Panel
Van, Combi Van or Minibus and what was its wheelbase? Also is it true that
these vehicles were also used for the Force Support Unit    

 

Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A3 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Hatchback

 

Year Model: 2015-2019 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2020-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A6 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:5 Series Type of
Vehicle :Saloon or Estate

 

Year Model: 2021-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model: 5 Series Type of
Vehicle :Saloon or Estate

 

Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:X5

 

Year Model: 2017-present Make/Manufacturer: Volvo Model:V90 Type of
Vehicle: Estate or Cross Country

 

Also from this fleet list and the other ones that you send, can you please
tell me which of those are the Marked Police Vehicles? I understand if you
can't.

 

Second Request:

Essex Police, Also did the Force Support Unit use 2021 Audi A3 Saloon and
or Hatchback?

 

Third Request:

Essex Police, sorry I forgot to also ask, did the Force Support Unit used

 

Year Model:2015-2021 Make/Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Model:Shogun ?

 

Forth Request:

Essex Police, also did the Force Support Unit used

 

Model Year:2018-2020 Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of
Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate

 

Model Year:2021-present Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of
Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate?

 

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
[3]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
[4]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at: 
[5]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
[6][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [7][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.

 

[8]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:
[9]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: [10]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 [11]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

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Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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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:

 

FOI 15253

First Request:

Essex Police, I see the file to respond to my request but I still have
some questions.

Was the 2016 BMW 330 , 2016 Audi A6 and 2014 Audi A4  a Saloon or Estate,
and what type of van was the 2018 Volkswagen Crafter? For example Panel
Van, Combi Van or Minibus and what was its wheelbase? Also is it true that
these vehicles were also used for the Force Support Unit    

 

Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A3 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Hatchback

 

Year Model: 2015-2019 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2020-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A6 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:5 Series Type of
Vehicle :Saloon or Estate

 

Year Model: 2021-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model: 5 Series Type of
Vehicle :Saloon or Estate

 

Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:X5

 

Year Model: 2017-present Make/Manufacturer: Volvo Model:V90 Type of
Vehicle: Estate or Cross Country

 

Also from this fleet list and the other ones that you send, can you please
tell me which of those are the Marked Police Vehicles? I understand if you
can't.

 

Second Request:

Essex Police, Also did the Force Support Unit use 2021 Audi A3 Saloon and
or Hatchback?

 

Third Request:

Essex Police, sorry I forgot to also ask, did the Force Support Unit used

 

Year Model:2015-2021 Make/Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Model:Shogun ?

 

Forth Request:

Essex Police, also did the Force Support Unit used

 

Model Year:2018-2020 Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of
Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate

 

Model Year:2021-present Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of
Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate?

 

FOI 15293

Summary

Police Vehicles Fleet in 2015-2020

Request

What type of vehicles that were used as a Police Vehicles or what Police
Vehicles were uesd for Essex Police in 2015-2020

Details

Model Year

Manufacturer/Make of The Police Vehicle

Model of The Police Vehicle

The Year the Police Vehicle was commissioned: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,
2019, 2020

Mark the Police Vehicles that is a Marked Police Vehicle (Meaning that the
ones that are Marked Vehicles you can say Marked Police Vehicle)

Role of the Vehicle

Area/General Purpose Vehicle, Force Support Unit (FSU), Cell/Prisoner
Transporter Vehicle, Dog Section Vehicle, Incident Response Vehicle,
Operational Support Group (OSG) Vehicle, Prisoners Transporter Vehicle,
Road Policing Unit, Stolen Vehicle Intelligent Unit (SVIU) etc..

Noted that I already ask for the Force Support Unit Vehicles 2015-2020 but
you can still put in your response to my request if you want.

If the Police Vehicle has a video camera or not (If you don't know abouth
this information, that's OK)

Police Vehicle Body Structure

Type of Vehicle (Cars) (Coupe, Estate/Caravan/Country Tourer/Grand
Tourer/Wagon, Fastback/Grand Sport/Hatchback Liftback, Saloon/Sedan
etc...) Vans (Combi, Minibus, Panel Van) Wheelbase (Long, Medium, Short)
Roof Size (High, Low, Medium or Jumbo) Number of Wheels (4,6 or 10 wheels)

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 2016 Vauxhall Astra Hatchback for the Essex
Police Force

 

Part 2

Can you please tell me if these vehicles are use for the Force Support
Unit or Force Support Unit Vehicles? If they are not, can you please tell
me what roles are they were used?

Year Production:1987-1993

Year Models:1988-1993

Make/Manufacturer:Vauxhall

Model:Senator

Registration: N535 JAB

Year Production:1989-1994

Year Models:1990-1993

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model: Discovery

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door SUV

Registration: K56 CVX

Year Production:1989-1994

Year Models:1990-1993

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model: Discovery

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door SUV

Registration: K58 CVX

Year Production:1990-1992

Year Models:1991-1992

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Escort

Type of Vehicle: Saloon/Sedan

Registration: J569 UPU

Year Production:1990-2016

Year Models:1991-2016

Make/Manufacturer: Land Rover

Model: Defender 90

Type of Vehicle: 3-Door

Registration: R17 EAR

Year Production:1990-2016

Year Models:1991-2016

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model: Defender 110

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: EU08 LDN

Year Production:1990-2016

Year Models:1991-2016

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model: Defender 110

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: EU11 FFY

Year Production:1990-2016

Year Models:1991-2016

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model: Defender 110

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: EU11 FGA

Year Production:1990-2016

Year Models:1991-2016

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model: Defender 110

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: J998 VVW

Year Production:1992-1994

Year Models:1993-1994

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Granada/Scorpio

Type of Vehicle: Saloon/Sedan

Registration: K677 EHJ

Year Production:1992-1994

Year Models:1993-1994

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Granada/Scorpio

Type of Vehicle: Saloon/Sedan

Registration: N97 TEV

Year Production:1993-1996

Year Models:1994-1996

Make/Manufacturer:Volvo

Model: 850

Type of Vehicle: Saloon/Sedan

Registration:N692 BAR

Year Production:1993-1996

Year Models:1994-1996

Make/Manufacturer:Volvo

Model: 850

Type of Vehicle: Saloon/Sedan

Registration:N693 BAR

Year Production:1995-2000

Year Models:1996-2000

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Galaxy

Registration: P294 KEG

Year Production:1995-2000

Year Models:1996-2000

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Galaxy

Registration: P483 JPU

Year Production:1996-2000

Year Models:1997-2000

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Mondeo

Type of Vehicle: Estate

Registration: R349 GHK

Year Production:1996-2000

Year Models:1997-2000

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Mondeo

Type of Vehicle: Estate

Registration: RII2 EAR

Year Production:1996-2000

Year Models:1997-2000

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Mondeo

Type of Vehicle: Estate

Registration: P491 LEV

Year Production:1996-2000

Year Models:1997-2000

Make/Manufacturer:Nissan

Model:Terrano

Type of Vehicle:5-Door

Registration: EU04 VEH

Year Production:1999-2003

Year Models:2000-2003

Make/Manufacturer:Vauxhall

Model: Omega

Type of Vehicle: Estate

Registration: W38 CTW

Year Production:2000-2005

Year Models:2000-2005

Make/Manufacturer:Volvo

Model: V70

Registration: EU03 UUC

Year Production:2000-2005

Year Models:2000-2005

Make/Manufacturer:Volvo

Model: V70

Registration: EX51 NPR

Year Production:2000-2005

Year Models:2000-2005

Make/Manufacturer:Volvo

Model: V70

Registration: X709 WNO

Year Production:2000-2006

Year Models:2001-2006

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Galaxy

Registration: EN52 XSA

Year Production:2000-2006

Year Models:2001-2006

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Galaxy

Registration: EU03 UUF

Year Production:2000-2006

Year Models:2001-2006

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Galaxy

Registration: EX52 XSA

Year Production:2000-2006

Year Models:2001-2006

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model: Galaxy

Registration: Y254 FAR

Year Production:2002-2004

Year Models:2003-2004

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model: Discovery

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: EJ52 LHL

Year Production:2002-2004

Year Models:2003-2004

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model: Discovery

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: EY04 DVK

Year Production:2002-2006

Year Models:2003-2006

Make/Manufacturer:Mitsubishi

Model: Shogun

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: EU56 MUA

Year Production:2002-2006

Year Models:2003-2006

Make/Manufacturer:Mitsubishi

Model: Shogun

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: EU57 PSZ

Year Production:2002-2006

Year Models:2003-2006

Make/Manufacturer:Mitsubishi

Model: Shogun

Type of Vehicle: 5-Door

Registration: EY57 ESN

For this vehicle, can you also tell me the year model and if it was a
Estate, Hatchback or Saloon Make/Manufacturer:Ford Model:Granada/Scropio
Registration:JHJ1V

 

Part C

When did the Force Support Unit had Armed Response Vehicles? (Date or
Year)

 

FOI 15296

Sorry I also forgot this.

Part D: Did you use these Vehicles for the Force Support Unit and could
you tell me which one of those is Marked Police Vehicles?

Year Model:2015-2019

Make/Manufacturer:Volkswagen

Model:Passat

Type of Vehicle: Estate/Wagon and or Saloon/Sedan

Year Model:2020-present

Make/Manufacturer:Volkswagen

Model:Passat

Type of Vehicle: Estate/Wagon and or Saloon/Sedan

Year Model:2015-2019

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model:S-Max

Year Model:2020-present

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model:S-Max

Year Model:2015-2019

Make/Manufacturer:Vauxhall

Model:Vivaro

Type of Vehicle:Combi, Minibus or Panel Van Wheelbase Roof Size

Year Model:2020-present

Make/Manufacturer:Vauxhall

Model:Vivaro

Type of Vehicle:Combi, Minibus or Panel Van Wheelbase Roof Size

Year Model:2019-present

Make/Manufacturer:Ford

Model:Connect

Type of Vehicle:Combi, Minibus or Panel Van Wheelbase Roof Size

Year Model:2018-present

Make/Manufacturer:Volkswagen

Model:Crafter

Type of Vehicle:Combi, Minibus or Panel Van Wheelbase Roof Size

Sorry I also forgot for Part D, do you use these Vehicles for the Force
Support Unit and if they are Marked Police Vehicles Model Year:2018-2020
Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover Model:Discovery

Model Year:2021-present

Make/Manufacturer:Land Rover

Model:Discovery

Model Year:2015-present

Make/Manufacturer:Volvo

Model:XC90

 

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:

 

Essex Police are unable to accurately extract the level of detail in
relation to your request from our current systems.  The information is
spread over a 7 year period which amounts to 14 boxes (two for each year);
42 folders (1 replacement folder, 1 auction folder and 1 salvage folder
for each year); approximately 2,048 individual files (940 for replacement
programs, 1,021 for auction disposals and 87 for salvage disposal); 
approximately 8,035 pages (each replacement order file has minimum of 3
pages so that is 2,820 pages, each auction file has minimum of 4 pages so
that is 4,084 pages and salvage files have a minimum of 13 pages so that
is 1,131 pages).  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.

 

No further details in respect of unmarked or covert vehicles will be
provided by virtue of the following exemptions:

 

S24(2) National Security

S31(1) Law Enforcement

 

Evidence of Harm

To disclose details of unmarked or covert vehicles could cause harm to the
Police Service’s ability to protect the public it serves and could
prejudice its ability to perform core functions such as the prevention and
detection of crime.  Releasing this data would give individuals with
criminal intent the intelligence required to disrupt Police activity and
target innocent members of the public.  Criminals would be able to
identify in which force areas resources are weak and use this knowledge to
their advantage in furthering criminal activity around the county and the
country as a whole.  The disclosure of information which is likely to
undermine the Police Service’s ability to serve the public in preventing
and detecting crime can only be considered as being harmful to the public.

 

Any release under the FOIA is a disclosure to the world, not just to the
individual making the request.  To confirm details in respect of unmarked
or covert vehicles would undermine the security of the national
infrastructure.

 

 

Public Interest Test

 

Section 24 National Security

 

Factors Favouring Disclosure

The information simply relates to National Security and disclosure would
not actually harm it.  The disclosure of this information would adhere to
the general principle of openness and transparency and better inform the
public about how public funds are spent, better awareness which may reduce
crime or lead to more information from the public.

 

In the current financial climate of cuts and with the call for
transparency of public spending this would enable improved public debate.

 

Factors Against Disclosure

Security measures are put in place to protect the community that we
serve.  As evidenced within the harm, to disclose details of unmarked or
covert vehicles would highlight to terrorists and individuals intent on
carrying out criminal activity who and what information is shared with
other forces, commercial businesses and law enforcement agencies.

 

Taking into account the current security climate within the United
Kingdom, no information which may aid a terrorist should be disclosed.  To
what extent this information may aid a terrorist is unknown, but it is
clear that it will have an impact on a force’s ability to monitor
terrorist activity.

 

The public entrust the Police Service to make appropriate decisions with
regard to their safety and protection and the only way of reducing risk is
to be cautious with what is placed into the public domain.

 

The cumulative effect of terrorists gathering information from various
sources would be even more impactive when linked to other information
gathered about terrorism.  The more information disclosed over time will
give a more detailed account of the tactical infrastructure of not only a
force area but also the country as a whole.  Any incident that results
from such a disclosure would by default affect National Security.

 

 

S31 Law Enforcement

 

Factors Favouring Disclosure

The disclosure of this information would lead to a better informed public,
which demonstrates complete openness and transparency.

 

Factors Against Disclosure

The disclosure of this information would undermine Law Enforcement
resulting in more crime being committed.  This would have an impact on
Police resources and place individuals and the general public at risk. 
Patterns could be drawn which would enable those intent on criminal
activities to strategically plan offences based on this data.  The force
would then be required to adapt its methods in order to continue to
prevent and detect crime.

 

The Police Service will never disclose information which could identify
investigative activity and, therefore, undermine their investigations.  To
do so would hinder the prevention or detection of crime.

 

 

Balancing Test

The Police Service is charged with enforcing the law, preventing and
detecting crime and protecting the communities we serve and there is a
public interest argument in ensuring we are open and transparent. 
However, the disclosure of Police resources which would harm the ability
of Essex Police to prevent and detect crime is a more influential reason. 

 

As part of that policing purpose, information is gathered which can be
highly sensitive relating to high profile investigative activity. 
Weakening the mechanisms used to monitor any type of criminal activity and
specifically terrorist activity would place the security of the country at
an increased level of danger. 

 

In addition, any disclosure by Essex Police that places the security of
the country at risk, no matter how generic, would undermine any trust or
confidence individuals have in us, therefore, at this moment in time it is
our opinion that for these issues the balance test favours of
non-disclosure of the information at this time.

 

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. 

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [3][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)

 

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Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
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From: Info Rights Freedom Essex
Sent: 21 January 2021 15:25
To: 'Agnes Elong' <[FOI #713378 email]>
Subject: RE: FOI 15253 Essex Police Force Support Unit Vehicles 2015-2021

 

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

 

In respect of your enquiry:

 

First Request:

Essex Police, I see the file to respond to my request but I still have
some questions.

Was the 2016 BMW 330 , 2016 Audi A6 and 2014 Audi A4  a Saloon or Estate,
and what type of van was the 2018 Volkswagen Crafter? For example Panel
Van, Combi Van or Minibus and what was its wheelbase? Also is it true that
these vehicles were also used for the Force Support Unit    

 

Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A3 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Hatchback

 

Year Model: 2015-2019 Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2020-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A4 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: Audi Model:A6 Type of Vehicle
:Saloon and or Estate

 

Year Model: 2017-2020 Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:5 Series Type of
Vehicle :Saloon or Estate

 

Year Model: 2021-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model: 5 Series Type of
Vehicle :Saloon or Estate

 

Year Model: 2019-present Make/Manufacturer: BMW Model:X5

 

Year Model: 2017-present Make/Manufacturer: Volvo Model:V90 Type of
Vehicle: Estate or Cross Country

 

Also from this fleet list and the other ones that you send, can you please
tell me which of those are the Marked Police Vehicles? I understand if you
can't.

 

Second Request:

Essex Police, Also did the Force Support Unit use 2021 Audi A3 Saloon and
or Hatchback?

 

Third Request:

Essex Police, sorry I forgot to also ask, did the Force Support Unit used

 

Year Model:2015-2021 Make/Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Model:Shogun ?

 

Forth Request:

Essex Police, also did the Force Support Unit used

 

Model Year:2018-2020 Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of
Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate

 

Model Year:2021-present Make/Manufacturer:Skoda Model:Octavia Type of
Vehicle:Saloon and or Estate?

 

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
[8]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
[9]www.ico.gov.uk, specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at: 
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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
[11][Essex Police request email] mailbox.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [12][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.

 

[13]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:
[14]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

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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: [15]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 [16]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

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Dear Info Rights Freedom Essex,
Essex Police, so the request for the 2015-2020 Police Vehicles Fleet you are not able to give all the information but for the Force Support Unit 2015-2020 you are able to respond to my request soon? I'm sorry its just that I don't understand all the information of what you are saying. Please break down or summarize your response.

Yours sincerely,

Agnes Elong

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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Thank you for your e-mail.

 

We will revisit the disclosure and respond with an update in due course.

 

Kind regards,

 

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

Telephone: 101 | Email: [1][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.
[2]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

 

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