FoI's asked to Sussex Police between 21st April 2020 and 18th May 2021

Jan Cosgrove made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,

Please state the number of FoI requests received by Sussex Police 21st April 2020 and 18th May 2021 (13 months)

How many of these were completed within the statutory time frame?

How many were refused?

How many were referred to the ICO? Of those, how many have since been replied to by Sussex Police?

How many remain outstanding which were made on or after 21st April tis year?

Yours faithfully,

Jan Cosgrove

Sussex Police

Date: 25/5/21

 

Your Ref: None

 

Our Ref: FOI 1833/21

 

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer

Email : [email address]

 

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

 

Dear Ms. Cosgrove,

 

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police.

 

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, from the date of
receipt. In some circumstances Sussex Police may be unable to achieve this
deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Please Note:

Sussex Police are currently receiving a high volume of FOI requests at a
time of reduced staffing levels to process them. Every effort is being
made to comply with the statutory 20 working day response deadline but on
occasions this may not be possible – we apologise for the inconvenience
this may cause.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI

 

Sussex Police HQ

Lewes

BN7 2DZ

 

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J Roberts left an annotation ()

Some information for months on April 2020 - August 2020 that you might be interested in (page 51):

'Timeliness of responses to information access requests by police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland November 2020'

https://ico.org.uk/media/2618591/timelin...

Jan Cosgrove left an annotation ()

Thanks for the info, my question is connected also with another FoI I had to get the ICO to obtain after a year.

Sussex Police

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FOI REF 1833/21

 

Dear Jan Cosgrove,

 

Freedom of Information

 

I refer to your request for information which may be held by Sussex
Police.

 

Please find enclosed a letter.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Access Officer

DPU, 3rd Floor Pevensey Block

Sussex Police HQ

BN7 2DZ

 

Tel: 01273 470101

 

You can report crime and incidents online at

[1]https://www.sussex.police.uk/report-online

We want to know your views - see what’s new and give us your feedback and
suggestions at [2]www.sussex.police.uk
If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender as
soon as possible - you may not copy it, or make use of any information
contained in it for any purpose, or disclose its contents to any other
person. Messages sent and received by Sussex Police are not private and
may be the subject of monitoring.

References

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1. https://www.sussex.police.uk/report-online
2. http://www.sussex.police.uk/

T Harrison left an annotation ()

"Due to the high levels of demand over the past year, the Sussex Police
Information Access Team are undertaking an audit of all FOI requests to
ensure that they have been dealt with. We have reviewed our cases and can
see that you made a request as detailed on 15/12/2020."

As mentioned in request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

One would have thought that the answers to your questions could be revealed by checking their own audit!