Dear Northumbria Police,
I would like to request a FOI disclosure which is basically to understand the annual money payments to Serco and Gatso for the calibration and maintenance of cameras, staff training, and how the speed is calculated as part of the secondary check.
Q1. How many fixed post Gatso (FPG) and Gatso Red Light(GRL) cameras were in use, on an annual basis, by your partnership in the past three financial years?
Q2.For these cameras, for the past three financial years, what were the total cost amounts paid(TCAP) for the annual calibration of these cameras, identifying the TCAP to intermediate agents such as Serco and the company Gatsometer B.V, and the additional amounts of V.A.T added ?
Q3.Please confirm if the partnership have ownership of these cameras, paid in full, or any other arrangement.
Q4.Please confirm if the calibration contracts (CC) have been agreed for a fixed term with break penalty clauses or negotiated annually, if the CC are inclusive of a greater contract regarding maintenance, and who signed the contracts on behalf of the partnership.
Q5.After the cameras have been returned following calibration please confirm if, apart from the calibration certificate, Gatsometer B.V provide a report on any faults detected and items replaced and, if so, please identify the items, including batteries, that have required replacement.
Q6 After calibration, please confirm if the cameras are returned with a shutter speed of two photographs at intervals of 0.5 seconds, and if your Camera Enforcement Officers make any adjustments to the shutter speed or flash setting prior to reinstallation and, if so, what are the setting adjustments?.
Q7.Regarding the secondary check viewing, please advise how the viewing staff are trained for their task, who does the training, are certificates of completion provided, and are the staff given post training assessments or hard copy reference documentation. Is the work of the viewing staff audited or reviewed at intervals?
Q8.For FPG please confirm the distance between the calibration lines on the road which are part of the secondary check, so that one can calculate the speed if five lines are passed.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Northumbria Police

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Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

Thank you for your email dated 25th August 2011 in which you made a request
for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of
access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police),
subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

"1. How many fixed post Gatso (FPG) and Gatso Red Light(GRL) cameras were
in use, on an annual basis, by your partnership in the past three
financial years?

2. For these cameras, for the past three financial years, what were the
total cost amounts paid(TCAP) for the annual calibration of these
cameras, identifying the TCAP to intermediate agents such as Serco and
the company Gatsometer B.V, and the additional amounts of V.A.T added ?

3. Please confirm if the partnership have ownership of these cameras, paid
in full, or any other arrangement.

4. Please confirm if the calibration contracts (CC) have been agreed for a
fixed term with break penalty clauses or negotiated annually, if the CC
are inclusive of a greater contract regarding maintenance, and who
signed the contracts on behalf of the partnership.

5. After the cameras have been returned following calibration please
confirm if, apart from the calibration certificate, Gatsometer B.V
provide a report on any faults detected and items replaced and, if so,
please identify the items, including batteries, that have required
replacement.

6 After calibration, please confirm if the cameras are returned with a
shutter speed of two photographs at intervals of 0.5 seconds, and if
your Camera Enforcement Officers make any adjustments to the shutter
speed or flash setting prior to reinstallation and, if so, what are the
setting adjustments?

7. Regarding the secondary check viewing, please advise how the viewing
staff are trained for their task, who does the training, are
certificates of completion provided, and are the staff given post
training assessments or hard copy reference documentation. Is the work
of the viewing staff audited or reviewed at intervals?

8. For FPG please confirm the distance between the calibration lines on the
road which are part of the secondary check, so that one can calculate
the speed if five lines are passed."

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the
Operations Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the
information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police, however
cannot be disclosed for the following reason.

The information you have asked for is not held centrally nor in an easily
retrievable format. Some of the specified records are archived and this
involves costs to retrieve and refile them. Whilst this alone does not
prohibit a response it is taken into consideration when the cost and time
factor of your request is estimated. In this instance the information
providers have estimated that to locate and extract information specific to
your request, particularly at points 2 and 4 would exceed the prescribed 18
hours, therefore Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act would apply.
This section does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request
for information if the authority estimated that the cost of complying with
the request would exceed the appropriate limit of 18 hours, equating to
£450.00

You should consider this to be a refusal notice under section 17 of the Act
for that part of your request.

As parts of your request would exceed the prescribed limit, as defined by
the Act, there is no requirement for Northumbria Police to provide a
response to the remaining parts of your request. However, in order to
provide you with some assistance, under Section 16 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, information that may be provided within the time
constraints would be questions 1, 3, 5, 6,7 and 8.

If this would be useful to you, you may wish to define and resubmit your
request accordingly.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have
handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our
complaints procedure which is attached.

(See attached file: FOI Complaint Rights.doc)

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and
reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain
whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Direct Dial: 01661 868347

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Dear Northumbria Police,

Thank you for you reply which, unfortunately, is unsatisfactory and seems to indicate that the
Operations Department of Northumbria Police is extremely inefficient and unable to access data.

Part of the reason for my request is related to a West Midlands story where poor financial controls allowed a fraud to occur.
http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-s...

I am in no way alleging that any other force is unaware of their financial controls but I have deliberately kept the request simple to provide only the basic detail which a well run organisation should be easily able to access.

I wish to repost the same FOI with all the same detail requested for points 1, 3, 5, 6,7 and 8, I wish explanation regarding point 4 refusal that you are unaware of the contract arrangement even though you are supposed to be in charge,and clarification as to why, regarding point 2 refusal, that it would take more than 18 hours to identify the 3 year end figures for the amounts paid to Serco and Gatso.

I await the best possible reply, and if you seriously cannot provide the 3 year end figures within 18 hours work to assess the trend then a single year end figure would provide a snapshot.
Also, regarding point 1 numbers of cameras, as the figures may fluctuate during the year, the year end count is acceptable.

I confirm I am reposting the FOI in this ammended form with usual timescales.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Thank you for your email received today in which you make a request for
information that Northumbria Police may hold.

We are in the process of dealing with your request and expect to revert to
you shortly. A response should be provided by 10/10/11.

Yours sincerely

Jan Mcewan

Disclosure Section

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Dear Mr Fallon

To provide further clarification on points 2 & 4 of your initial request,
I can advise that the Freedom of Information Act states that any request
that would take over 18 hours to provide an answer, or would cost in
excess of **450 is exempt from disclosure. To obtain the information to
answer these parts of your request would entail retrieval of files from
archive (with significant cost implications) and then a manual review of
invoices (for q.2.) and correspondence (for q.4.) with significant time
implications. It is these processes that mean that the time and cost
limits would be exceeded and a refined request was suggested. I hope that
this provides further clarification on why we are unable to address these
parts of your initial request.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh

Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Legal Department

01661 868347

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Dear Mr Cleugh,
Thank you for your explanations but, from my viewpoint, it still does not look good.
I notice from National Newspapers that people from the West Midlands Casualty Reduction Partnership were involved in a fraud which deceived auditors for years http://www.metro.co.uk/news/708906-polic....
I am in no way suggesting that anything improper is going on in Northumbria, but I would have thought that you would have had a computerised accounting system which would have kept appropriate records for auditing purposes.
The comment that you would have to manually search files and invoices seems very antiquaited.

The `speedsafeforlife` website indicates that there are only a total of approximately 46 fixed cameras in Northumberland, North and South Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland, and as they are only calibrated once a year this would only be 46 calibration records per annum which I assumed would be paid quarterly as part of a contract.
Regarding Q2, the nature of the contract(s) I would have thought it logical not to waste time randomly ploughing through correspondence, as I have not asked for evidential proof, but simply send an email to the appropriate department to enquire of a person who should know.

Sorry if my comments seem rude but I honestly believed you would have kept computerised records to minimise the risk of fraud.
The main purpose of my FOI is to establish the payments being paid out for calibration over the past three years and to see how the costs have increased in relation to the number of cameras.
As a second best answer I will accept knowledge of the unit cost of calibration which has been agreed with Serco for the past 3 years.
I trust that someone knows how much they have agreed to pay for calibration and that person can be identified.

The lack of fiscal knowledge does concern me, but please don`t waste time looking in odd places.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Dear Mr Cleugh,

Reference my recent FOI request

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ga...

I confirm I cancel Q4 on cost grounds,and ammend Q2 to a simpler form which requires only the agreed individual calibration cost, indicative of any VAT,for one Gatso Speed Camera and for one Gatso Red light Camera for each of the past three financial years.

The purpose of this part of the enquiry is to appreciate the cost trends for calibration only.

I would appreciate knowing an anticipated completion date for the entire FOI as timescales seem to have slipped.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Northumbria Police

Dear Mr Fallon

Thank you for your request amendment below.

We will endeavour to provide you with a response by 10 October 2011, as
per our acknowledgement email dated 12 September.

Regards

Helen

From:        dennis fallon <[FOI #84078 email]> on
25/09/2011 12:47 CET

To:        FOI requests at Northumbria Police
<[Northumbria Police request email]>
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Gatso Calibration and
Training

     Dear Mr Cleugh,
   
    Reference my recent FOI request
   
   
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ga...
   
    I confirm I cancel Q4 on cost grounds,and ammend Q2 to a simpler
    form which requires only the agreed individual calibration cost,
    indicative of any VAT,for one Gatso Speed Camera and for one Gatso
    Red light Camera for each of the past three financial years.
   
    The purpose of this part of the enquiry is to appreciate the cost
    trends for calibration only.
   
    I would appreciate knowing an anticipated completion date for the
    entire FOI as timescales seem to have slipped.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    dennis fallon
   
   
   
   

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Northumbria Police

Mr Fallon

Further to your email below, we would like to seek some clarification.

The request we are processing at the moment (Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA) Request 696/11 - Gatso Calibration) asks the following:-

"1.How many fixed post Gatso (FPG) and Gatso Red Light(GRL) cameras were
in use, on an annual basis, by your partnership in the  past three
financial years?

2.Please confirm if the partnership have ownership of these cameras, paid
in full, or any other arrangement.

3. After the cameras have been returned following calibration  please
confirm if, apart from the calibration certificate, Gatsometer B.V provide
a report on any faults detected and items replaced and, if so, please
identify the items, including batteries, that have required replacement.

4. After calibration, please confirm if the cameras are returned  with a
shutter speed of two photographs at intervals of 0.5 seconds, and if your
Camera Enforcement Officers make any adjustments to the shutter speed or
flash setting prior to reinstallation and, if so, what are the setting
adjustments?

5. Regarding the secondary check viewing, please advise how the  viewing
staff are trained for their task, who does the training, are certificates
of completion provided, and are the staff given  post training assessments
or hard copy reference documentation. Is the work of the viewing staff
audited or reviewed at intervals?

6.For FPG please confirm the distance between the calibration lines on the
road which are part of the secondary check, so that one can calculate the
speed if five lines are passed.

7. the unit cost of calibration which has been agreed with Serco for the
past 3 years."

Your email below, dated 25 September, states "I confirm I cancel Q4 on
cost grounds,and ammend Q2 to a simpler form which requires only the
agreed individual calibration cost, indicative of any VAT,for one Gatso
Speed Camera and for one Gatso Red light Camera for each of the past three
financial years."

Could you confirm if you email below relates to your request, as I have
outlined above, which we are processing at present?

Your earlier request (Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request
648/11 - Gatso Calibration) is considered closed, as a response has been
provided.

Regards

Helen

From:        dennis fallon <[FOI #84078 email]> on
25/09/2011 12:47 CET

To:        FOI requests at Northumbria Police
<[Northumbria Police request email]>
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Gatso Calibration and
Training

     Dear Mr Cleugh,
   
    Reference my recent FOI request
   
   
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ga...
   
    I confirm I cancel Q4 on cost grounds,and ammend Q2 to a simpler
    form which requires only the agreed individual calibration cost,
    indicative of any VAT,for one Gatso Speed Camera and for one Gatso
    Red light Camera for each of the past three financial years.
   
    The purpose of this part of the enquiry is to appreciate the cost
    trends for calibration only.
   
    I would appreciate knowing an anticipated completion date for the
    entire FOI as timescales seem to have slipped.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    dennis fallon
   
   
   
   

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Northumbria Police

Dear Mr Fallon

I have included an incorrect reference number in the subject title of my
earlier email below.  The reference number should read as per the subject
title of this email.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards

Helen

From:        Freedom of Information Mailbox on 27/09/2011 08:25

Sent by:        Helen Robbins

To:        dennis fallon <[FOI #84078 email]>
cc:        
Subject:        Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 648/11 -
Gatso Calibration [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]  [1]Link

Mr Fallon

Further to your email below, we would like to seek some clarification.

The request we are processing at the moment (Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA) Request 696/11 - Gatso Calibration) asks the following:-

"1.How many fixed post Gatso (FPG) and Gatso Red Light(GRL) cameras were
in use, on an annual basis, by your partnership in the  past three
financial years?

2.Please confirm if the partnership have ownership of these cameras, paid
in full, or any other arrangement.

3. After the cameras have been returned following calibration  please
confirm if, apart from the calibration certificate, Gatsometer B.V provide
a report on any faults detected and items replaced and, if so, please
identify the items, including batteries, that have required replacement.

4. After calibration, please confirm if the cameras are returned  with a
shutter speed of two photographs at intervals of 0.5 seconds, and if your
Camera Enforcement Officers make any adjustments to the shutter speed or
flash setting prior to reinstallation and, if so, what are the setting
adjustments?

5. Regarding the secondary check viewing, please advise how the  viewing
staff are trained for their task, who does the training, are certificates
of completion provided, and are the staff given  post training assessments
or hard copy reference documentation. Is the work of the viewing staff
audited or reviewed at intervals?

6.For FPG please confirm the distance between the calibration lines on the
road which are part of the secondary check, so that one can calculate the
speed if five lines are passed.

7. the unit cost of calibration which has been agreed with Serco for the
past 3 years."

Your email below, dated 25 September, states "I confirm I cancel Q4 on
cost grounds,and ammend Q2 to a simpler form which requires only the
agreed individual calibration cost, indicative of any VAT,for one Gatso
Speed Camera and for one Gatso Red light Camera for each of the past three
financial years."

Could you confirm if you email below relates to your request, as I have
outlined above, which we are processing at present?

Your earlier request (Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request
648/11 - Gatso Calibration) is considered closed, as a response has been
provided.

Regards

Helen

From:        dennis fallon <[FOI #84078 email]> on
25/09/2011 12:47 CET

To:        FOI requests at Northumbria Police
<[Northumbria Police request email]>
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Gatso Calibration and
Training

     Dear Mr Cleugh,
   
    Reference my recent FOI request
   
   
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ga...
   
    I confirm I cancel Q4 on cost grounds,and ammend Q2 to a simpler
    form which requires only the agreed individual calibration cost,
    indicative of any VAT,for one Gatso Speed Camera and for one Gatso
    Red light Camera for each of the past three financial years.
   
    The purpose of this part of the enquiry is to appreciate the cost
    trends for calibration only.
   
    I would appreciate knowing an anticipated completion date for the
    entire FOI as timescales seem to have slipped.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    dennis fallon
   
   
   
   

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Dear Ms Robbins,
Sorry about confusion as a result of ammending the original FOI on cost grounds any and the change of question numbers you have applied to the original.

You are correct in saying the the ammended new FOI agrees in total exactly with your questions 1 to 7 as listed.

The point 7 is important, quote "7. the unit cost of calibration which has been agreed with Serco for the
past 3 years." because I wish to identify the costs of calibration of one of each type of Gatso, indicating any VAT, over the three year period.

I am aware that Serco may have been imposing some strange price increases and if this seems to be the case in the reply to Q7 I would appreciate any related information which explains the justification.This, of course, is in presumptious anticipation of the reply to Q7, but if you deal with at the same time it will avoid a followup query.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Northumbria Police

Dear Mr Fallon

Thank you for your clarification below.  We will continue to process your
questions 1 to 7 as listed below and provide you with a response in due
course.

Kind regards

Helen

From:        dennis fallon <[FOI #84078 email]> on
27/09/2011 09:26 CET

To:        [Northumbria Police request email]
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 696/11
- Gatso Calibration [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

     Dear Ms Robbins,
    Sorry about confusion as a result of ammending the original FOI on
    cost grounds any and the change of question numbers you have
    applied to the original.
   
    You are correct in saying the the ammended new FOI agrees in total
    exactly with your questions 1 to 7 as listed.
   
    The point 7 is important, quote "7. the unit cost of calibration
    which has been agreed with Serco for the
    past 3 years." because I wish to identify the costs of calibration
    of one of each type of Gatso, indicating any VAT, over the three
    year period.
   
    I am aware that Serco may have been imposing some strange price
    increases and if this seems to be the case in the reply to Q7 I
    would appreciate any related information which explains the
    justification.This, of course, is in presumptious anticipation of
    the reply to Q7, but if you deal with at the same time it will
    avoid a followup query.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    dennis fallon
   
   

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Northumbria Police

1 Attachment

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

Thank you for your email dated 12 September 2011 in which you made a
request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria
Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of
access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police),
subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

"1. How many fixed post Gatso (FPG) and Gatso Red Light (GRL) cameras
were in use, on an annual basis, by your partnership in the past three
financial years?

2. Please confirm if the partnership have ownership of these cameras, paid
in full, or any other arrangement.

3. After the cameras have been returned following calibration please
confirm if, apart from the calibration certificate, Gatsometer B.V
provide a report on any faults detected and items replaced and, if so,
please identify the items, including batteries, that have required
replacement.

4. After calibration, please confirm if the cameras are returned with a
shutter speed of two photographs at intervals of 0.5 seconds, and if
your Camera Enforcement Officers make any adjustments to the shutter
speed or flash setting prior to reinstallation and, if so, what are the
setting adjustments?

5. Regarding the secondary check viewing, please advise how the viewing
staff are trained for their task, who does the training, are
certificates of completion provided, and are the staff given post
training assessments or hard copy reference documentation. Is the work
of the viewing staff audited or reviewed at intervals?

6. For FPG please confirm the distance between the calibration lines on the
road which are part of the secondary check, so that one can calculate
the speed if five lines are passed.

7. The unit cost of calibration which has been agreed with Serco for the
past 3 years."

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

Please note that this request has been aggregated with your previous
request, FOI 648/11 refers, due to cost/time implications, as they relate
to the same subject area.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the
Operations Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the
information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. The number cameras in use during the past three financial years were as
follows:-
2008/09 - 29
2009/10 - 29
2010/11 - 33

2. The Partnership have ownership outright of the cameras.

3. Items replaced:-

January 2009
- Multifuse
- Back Light
- Battery Indicator Lamp
- Tension Spring

October 2009
- Tension Spring x 2
- IC Clock

May 2010
- IC Clock x 3
- Battery Indicator Lamp

March 2011
- RAFI Lamp

May 2011
- Washer x 6
- Battery Indicator Lamp x 2
- Mounting
- Fuse Holder
- IC Clock x 2
- RAFI Lamp

4. Cameras are returned with a shutter speed of two photographs at
intervals of 0.5 seconds and the Camera Enforcement Officer's do not
make any adjustments to the shutter speed.

5. A small team are trained to carry out the secondary check viewing,
training was initially delivered by an experienced Camera Enforcement
Police Officer and a Camera Enforcement Technician, any new staff are
trained by an experienced member of the viewing team. Certificates of
completion are not provided.

Regular refresher training is delivered by the Camera Technicians, hard
copy reference books are given to the viewing staff to refer to and the
work of the viewing staff is audited daily.

6. The distance between the lines is 5 feet.

7. The unit cost per calibration (excluding VAT):-
Up to April 2009 - £553.00
2009/10 - £609.00
2010/11 - £658.00

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have
handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our
complaints procedure which is attached.

(See attached file: FOI Complaint Rights.doc)

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and
reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain
whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
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Dear Mr Cleugh,

Thank you, and all of your associated Northumbria Police staff,for your helpful and complete answers.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

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