Essex Police State Codes

Geordan Allan made this Freedom of Information request to Essex Police

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The request was refused by Essex Police.

Dear Essex Police,
I was just wondering what the state codes were for your County?

Yours faithfully,

Data FOI Essex,

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

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 s14 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 specific information relating to submitting a request can be found at:

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.

Debra Harrington
Information Officer (Wed – Fri)
Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Information Management
Corporate Services
Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

Internal extension 150027
External Dial 101 then ext.150027
Data Protection / FOI Team direct dial: 01245 452647
Fax: 01245 452256 Internal 150045
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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference. Having completed my enquiries I am able to respond as follows:

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
Sec1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held. The second duty at Sec1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon
s17 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:

I was just wondering what the state codes were for your County?


In respect of Sec 1(1)(a), Essex Police does not hold the specific
information requested above relating to ‘state codes’.


Therefore, and in accordance with section 17(1) of the Act, this
communication must act as a refusal notice to provide all of the
information that could be interpreted as being captured by your request.

To provide some explanation, and to meet our obligations to assist under
Section 16, please see the following,

I have searched within Essex Police for the terminology of ‘state codes’
however it may mean that we do not use that specific terminology within
the force. Can you provide a further explanation of what you require?

To assist and may be of use, please see the following information
regarding stations via the following link
 [1] and force performance can be
viewed [2]


Thank you for your interest in Essex Police.


Kind regards,




Kerry Nicholson
Information Officer
Corporate Services

Essex Police HQ
Internal extension 150028
Direct Dial 01245 452647
Essex Police Non emergency Telephone Number (within Essex) 101 (Outside
Essex) 0300 333 4444
Fax: Internal 150045 External 01245 452256
Website: [3]

Information Management, Corporate Services , Essex Police Headquarters, PO
Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA


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Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
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We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
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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]




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