Dear Cleveland Police,

I would like to request a fleet list with the following information on the current fleet for this force.

Vehicle Fleet of Marked Resources:
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- Vehicle Model & Make
- Vehicle Year (e.g. 2016, 2017)
- Registration Number / Registration Plate
- Role of the Vehicle (e.g. Area Car, Prisoner Transport)
- Division the Vehicle is part of (e.g. Local Policing, Roads Policing)
- Station Vehicle is Based at
- Roof Code/Aerial Code (e.g. 01 TXG)

Vehicle Fleet of Unmarked Resources:
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- Vehicle Model & Make
- Vehicle Year (e.g. 2016, 2017)
- Division the Vehicle is part of (e.g. Local Policing, Roads Policing)

Yours faithfully,
Alex Bonser

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Enquiry ref: 11546-19

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry received by this office on 16th December.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to respond to your request by 17th January. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline and would hope to contact you should this be the case.

Please note the ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a day which is a bank holiday in any part of the United Kingdom. The first reckonable day is the first working day after receipt.

If you have any questions regarding your request please contact this office.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Johnson
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Department of Standard & Ethics | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

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Dear Mr Bonser

11546-19

I write in connection with your request for information received in this office on 16th December. I note you seek the following:

Vehicle Fleet of Marked Resources:
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- Vehicle Model & Make
- Vehicle Year (e.g. 2016, 2017)
- Registration Number / Registration Plate
- Role of the Vehicle (e.g. Area Car, Prisoner Transport)
- Division the Vehicle is part of (e.g. Local Policing, Roads Policing)
- Station Vehicle is Based at
- Roof Code/Aerial Code (e.g. 01 TXG)

Vehicle Fleet of Unmarked Resources:
----------------------------------------------------------
- Vehicle Model & Make
- Vehicle Year (e.g. 2016, 2017)
- Division the Vehicle is part of (e.g. Local Policing, Roads Policing)

Having made enquiries within the Force we have attached a document with all the information we have been able to retrieve for anything else we would rely on the following:

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 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 Freedom of Information Act requires that I provide the applicant with a notice which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) state (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

Cleveland Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any further information relevant to your request as the duty in Section 1(1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply, by virtue of the following exemptions:
Section 31(1) (a) & (b) Law Enforcement;

This should not be taken as an indication that the information you have requested is or is not held by Cleveland Police.

Section 31 is a prejudiced based qualified exemption and there is a requirement for us to evidence harm in confirming or denying whether information is held and also to consider the public interest.

Factors favouring Disclosure:
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 in the transparency of policing operations to ensure investigations, enquiries, etc. are dealt with appropriately.
Factors favouring Non-Disclosure:
Irrespective of whether information is or is not held, to confirm to the world whether a police force was or was not investigating a particular matter or whether any information was or was not held about specified subject could reveal policing activity. 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:
Irrespective of whether information is or isn’t held, public safety and the ability to deliver effective law enforcement is of paramount importance to the Police Service. Confirmation or denial of whether information is held would undoubtedly compromise law enforcement. As much as there is public interest in knowing that policing activity is appropriate and balanced in matters of investigative matters both locally and nationally this will only be overridden in exceptional circumstances. It is our opinion that for these issues the balancing test for disclosure is not made out.

Therefore in accordance with Section 17(4) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this notification acts as a Refusal Notice to this section of your request. No inference can be taken from this refusal that the information you have requested does or does not exist.

Please note that all statistical data supplied in relation to Freedom of Information requests is a snapshot of data held at the time the request was received by the Freedom of Information office and is subject to constant change/updates.

The Cleveland Police response to your request is unique and it should be noted that Police Forces do not use generic systems or identical procedures to capture and record data therefore responses from Cleveland Police should not be used as a comparison with any other force response you receive.

If you are not satisfied with this response or any actions taken in dealing with your request you have the right to request an independent internal review of your case under our review procedure. The APP College of Policing guidance states that a request for internal review should be made within 20 working days of the date on this response or 40 working days if extenuating circumstances to account for the delay can be evidenced.

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Johnson
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Department of Standard & Ethics | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

Public Service | Transparency | Impartiality | Integrity

“Delivering outstanding policing for our communities”

Please do not use social media or email to report crime as we do not monitor these accounts 24/7. Dial 999 in an emergency or visit the contact us section of our website for all reporting options.

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