Dear Kent Police,

For the past 3 calendar years and for this one to date i.e. form 01/01/2015, please advise;
whether Kent Police have a fraud unit and if so:
the number of officers & staff employed by the department(s)
where they are located
contact details for same, to include email address
the criteria for the reports they receive and investigate
the number of allegations received since 01/01/2015
the number of allegations investigated since 01/01/2015
the number of allegations which resulted in a suspect being charged, cautioned or dealt with some other way by the justice system
the percentage 'solved'
the number ongoing

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift
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Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Mr Swift,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF 18/10/1357

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 10 October 2018. I
note you seek access, in summary, to information relating to:

 

Fraud.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides that a public
authority respond to an FOI request within 20 working days. Please be
aware that we are experiencing very high request volumes and while we will
endeavour to complete your request as soon as possible it is likely that a
response may well be delayed.

 

Your interest in Kent Police is appreciated and pending a specific
response to your request, I enclose a sheet, which summarises your rights.
Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact us via the following telephone numbers 01622
654429/654413/652304 quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mark Crittenden

Public Disclosure Officer

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

 

This email and any other accompanying document(s) contain information from
Kent Police and/or Essex Police, which is confidential or privileged. The
information is intended to be for the exclusive use of the individual(s)
or bodies to whom it is addressed. The content, including any subsequent
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please notify us immediately by contacting the sender or telephoning Kent
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Dear Freedom of Information Kent,

Please advise by when I can expect the information I have sought. The law allows for 20 days to supply this - you are in breach of this.

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Mr Swift,

 

With reference to the Freedom of Information request that we received from
you on 10 October 2018, please find attached the response letter and
accompanying appendix.

 

Should you have any queries relating to this then please do not hesitate
to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Public Disclosure Officer

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

This email and any other accompanying document(s) contain information from
Kent Police and/or Essex Police, which is confidential or privileged. The
information is intended to be for the exclusive use of the individual(s)
or bodies to whom it is addressed. The content, including any subsequent
replies, could be disclosable if relating to a criminal investigation or
civil proceedings. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that
any disclosure, copying, distribution or other use of the contents of this
information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error,
please notify us immediately by contacting the sender or telephoning Kent
Police on 01622 690690 or Essex Police on 01245 491491, as appropriate.
For further information regarding Kent Police’s or Essex Police’s use of
personal data please go to
https://www.kent.police.uk/policy/privac... or
https://www.essex.police.uk/copyright-pr...

Dear Freedom of Information Kent,

whilst I thank you for the response, please provide the information I have asked for. it is unclear which sections of the attachments provide the specific data
Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Mr Swift,

The information provided is that which is held by Kent Police in terms of automatically calculated fraud statistics. As explained within the response it would engage the cost exemption at Section 12 FOIA to format these statistics in any other way than those in which they are already held.

The response clearly explains the data provided within the appendix and how this links to your original request.

Kind regards,

Public Disclosure Team
Kent Police

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