Injuries in MPS buildings

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Can you please provide me with details of injuries suffered by officers (including PCSOs and specials) and police staff at work in MPS buildings for the most recent 12 month period.

Could you please provide me with details of the injury (including date and if medical treatment was required) and any compensation claims made (and amount paid out if claim has been settled).

I would like to know the injuries suffered in MPS offices and police stations, not injuries suffered while officers are out on the beat.

Yours faithfully,

stian alexander

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Alexander

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013080001641
I write in connection with your request for information  which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 15/08/2013.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

"Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Can you please provide me with details of injuries suffered by officers
(including PCSOs and specials) and police staff at work in MPS buildings
for the most recent 12 month period. Could you please provide me with
details of the injury (including date and if medical treatment was
required) and any compensation claims made (and amount paid out if claim
has been settled). I would like to know the injuries suffered in MPS
offices and police stations, not injuries suffered while officers are out
on the beat. "

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.  In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to achieve this
deadline.  If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Alexander

Freedom of Information Act Request Reference No: 2013080001641

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 15/08/2013.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Can you please provide me with details of injuries suffered by officers
(including PCSOs and specials) and police staff at work in MPS buildings
for the most recent 12 month period.

Could you please provide me with details of the injury (including date and
if medical treatment was required) and any compensation claims made (and
amount paid out if claim has been settled).

I would like to know the injuries suffered in MPS offices and police
stations, not injuries suffered while officers are out on the beat.

This is to inform you that I cannot identify any specific records /
documents that will satisfy your request based on the details you have
provided.  To enable the MPS to meet your request could you please provide
this office with further information.  I provide some guidance that may
assist you more clearly describe the information you require:

1)        You make reference to '12 month' data period. We would like to
know whether you are referring to calendar years (Jan to Dec) or financial
years (Apr to Mar)?

2)        Do you require any detail re: activity at the time of injury? We
require specific details on what type of injury you are seeking
information for. There are approximately 6000                 records for
any 12 month period, and these would need to be manually searched, as much
of the information is 'free text'. Without detailing the type of injury
you are seeking         information for it is likely that any search could
exceed the 18 hours cost limit.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days, subject to the information not being exempt or containing
a reference to a third party.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
16 September 2013 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this
request and will treat it as withdrawn.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please email
[email address] quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Julia Butterfield
HR Business Partner Support
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Alexander

Freedom of Information Act Request Reference No: 2013080001641

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 15/08/2013.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Can you please provide me with details of injuries suffered by officers
(including PCSOs and specials) and police staff at work in MPS buildings
for the most recent 12 month period.

Could you please provide me with details of the injury (including date and
if medical treatment was required) and any compensation claims made (and
amount paid out if claim has been settled).

I would like to know the injuries suffered in MPS offices and police
stations, not injuries suffered while officers are out on the beat.

CLARIFIED on 20/08/2013:

Freedom of Information Act Request Reference No: 2013080001641

Apr to Mar 2013 would be wonderful.

Could you please prioritise injuries as being;

Any injuries suffered in a police station by any member of staff
(officers, staff, PCSOs) which did NOT result in a compensation claim or
hospital treatment but was logged as an injury

Thank you

This is to inform you that I cannot identify any specific records /
documents that will satisfy your request based on the details you have
provided.  To enable the MPS to meet your request could you please provide
this office with further information.  I provide some guidance that may
assist you more clearly describe the information you require:

Your clarified response has been helpful in determining the period under
review.

After further reviewing your response it has been identified that the
phraseology used in tying down how we are to provide you with a response
remains vague.

We are able to provide the number of all injuries that occurred within MPS
premises, broken down by month, and would look to produce this data in the
following format:

Month        No of Injuries
Apr    12                25
May   12                19
Jun    12                24
 
etc.
(Figures are for illustrative purposes only)

If you do require greater detail, then this will only increase the time
required to compile a response.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days, subject to the information not being exempt or containing
a reference to a third party.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
19 September 2013 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this
request and will treat it as withdrawn.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please email
[email address] quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Julia Butterfield
HR Business Partner Support
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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