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Dear Essex Police,

1.The number of officers broken down by rank (i.e DC/DS/DI), employed in each Local Policing Area/Command Unit (i.e CID/Local Investigation Officers).
2. The number of officers broken down by rank (i.e DC/DS/DI), employed in each Specialised Investigation Area (i.e Murder Investigation/Financial Crime).

Yours faithfully,

T.Roberts

Data FOI Essex,

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Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Information Management
Continuous Improvement
Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

 

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Data FOI Essex,

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above reference.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20 working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of information requests a public authority may receive or the number of requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit, (currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly unreasonable in its scope or nature.

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at s14 may be engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple requests on differing subjects

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request can be found at: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available from Essex Police.

Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Information Management, Continuous Improvement
Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

Data Protection / FOI Team direct dial: 01245 452647
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Dear Data FOI Essex,

You response to this request is now delayed, can I please receive an update.

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Data FOI Essex,

Your email has been received and will receive attention.

 

Please note however that this Team is currently experiencing a high volume
of requests and delays in response may occur. Unless your email is
re-directed elsewhere we aim to respond within 20 working days.

 

Please see the Essex Police website for more information about the Force,
and what this team does:  [1]https://www.essex.police.uk/

 

If your email relates to a Road Traffic Collision please re-direct your
email to [2][email address]

 

For non-emergency calls to Essex Police please use the 101 telephone
number. In the case of an emergency, please dial 999.

 

Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Information Management
Continuous Improvement
Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

 

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.

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Dear Essex Police,

Your response is now overdue. Could I please receive an update on its progress.

Yours faithfully,

T.Roberts

Dear Essex Police,
Your response is now long overdue, could I please receive an update ASAP.

Yours faithfully,

T.Roberts

Data FOI Essex,

Your email has been received and will receive attention.

 

Please note however that this Team is currently experiencing a high volume
of requests and delays in response may occur. Unless your email is
re-directed elsewhere we aim to respond within 20 working days.

 

Please see the Essex Police website for more information about the Force,
and what this team does:  [1]https://www.essex.police.uk/

 

If your email relates to a Road Traffic Collision please re-direct your
email to [2][email address]

 

For non-emergency calls to Essex Police please use the 101 telephone
number. In the case of an emergency, please dial 999.

 

Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Information Management
Continuous Improvement
Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

 

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.

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Jessica Casey 42077705,

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Thank you for your email today, chasing your FOI request.

 

To enable us to proceed, please confirm the reference number / nature of
your query, to allow us to look into your query.

 

Kind regards

 

Jessica Casey

Information Officer

Data Protection & Freedom of Information

Information Management

Continuous Improvement

Essex Police Headquarters

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E-Mail:[email address]

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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.

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Kerry Nicholson 42006441,

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Thank you for your email dated 27^th September 2017, chasing a response in
respect of the below FOI request. I am afraid that we are experiencing a
high volume of requests which has resulted in a delay in responding.

 

Please accept my apologies. I have made enquiries in respect of your
request and I will respond to shortly.

 

 

FOI request 10366

1.The number of officers broken down by rank (i.e DC/DS/DI), employed in
each Local Policing Area/Command Unit (i.e CID/Local Investigation
Officers).

2. The number of officers broken down by rank (i.e DC/DS/DI), employed in
each Specialised Investigation Area (i.e Murder Investigation/Financial
Crime).

 

 

Kerry Nicholson
Senior Information Officer – FOI
Information Management - Continuous Improvement

Essex Police HQ
Internal extension 150044
Direct Dial 01245 452647
Essex Police Non emergency Telephone Number (within Essex) 101 (Outside
Essex) 0300 333 4444
Fax: Internal 150045 External 01245 452256
Website: [1]www.essex.police.uk

Information Management, Continuous Improvement, Essex Police Headquarters,
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

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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.

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Dear Kerry Nicholson 42006441,

This request is now long overdue, could I please receive an update, I am aware that you are extremely busy.

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Kerry Nicholson 42006441,

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I have asked for the information from our HR Department and I should
receive a response within the next couple of days. I am hopeful that I can
get a response out to you by the end of the week/beginning of next.

 

Kerry Nicholson
Senior Information Officer – FOI
Information Management - Continuous Improvement

Essex Police HQ
Internal extension 150044
Direct Dial 01245 452647
Essex Police Non emergency Telephone Number (within Essex) 101 (Outside
Essex) 0300 333 4444
Fax: Internal 150045 External 01245 452256
Website: [1]www.essex.police.uk

Information Management, Continuous Improvement, Essex Police Headquarters,
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

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Dear Kerry Nicholson 42006441,

Hello, I appreciate you are having difficulties, but your response to this request is now severely delayed, by in excess of 40 working days.

Yours sincerely,

T.Roberts

Kerry Nicholson 42006441,



I am currently away from the office ,but back into the office on the 31st
October 2017 if your request is urgent or regarding FOI , please contact
the Information Management Team on 01245 452647 or email
[Essex Police request email]

Thank you

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.

Kerry Nicholson 42006441,

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Please accept our apologies in respect of the delay in responding to your
request.

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
Sec1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held. The second duty at Sec1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon
s17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which: a)
states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) states
(if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

In respect of your enquiry:

1.The number of officers broken down by rank (i.e DC/DS/DI), employed in
each Local Policing Area/Command Unit (i.e CID/Local Investigation
Officers).

 

2. The number of officers broken down by rank (i.e DC/DS/DI), employed in
each Specialised Investigation Area (i.e Murder Investigation/Financial
Crime).

Having completed my enquiries I am able to respond as follows:

In respect of Sec 1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating
to your request. I have made enquiries within Essex Police and I can
confirm in respect of Sec 1(1)(b) the attached data that has been provided
to me in relation to your FOI submission.

 

Some elements of the Serious Crime Directorate are collaborative between
Kent & Essex, therefore some Kent Officers may be performing joint funded
roles, however as they are Kent they are not included on this table.  This
table shows only the strength and headcount of Essex Officers.

 

I would however mention that ALL Essex Police officers, wherever they are
based or located, can be called upon to respond depending on operational
need.

 

No further information will be released in respect of the above as the
duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not
apply by virtue of the following exemptions:

 

S31(a)(b) Law Enforcement 

S24(1) National Security

 

Evidence of Harm

 

The threat from terrorism cannot be ignored.  It should be recognised that
the international security landscape is increasingly complex and
unpredictable.  The UK faces a sustained threat from violent terrorists
and extremists.  Since 2006, the UK Government has published the threat
level, which is based on current intelligence.  The actual threat level to
the UK from international terrorism (as of the date of compiling this
advice) is “severe” (see below link) – this means that a terrorist attack
is highly likely.  Policing operations and contingency planning remain
under constant review and a wide range of overt and covert tactics will
continue to be used across the UK.

 

 

The factors favouring disclosure for S31

The information requested can also include specialist areas of Policing. 
There is a public interest in the community being made aware of all the
facts relating resourcing in order to ensure complete openness and
transparency.

 

 

Factors favouring non-disclosure for S31

 

By disclosing the information law enforcement tactics would be compromised
which would hinder the prevention and detection of terrorist crime.  More
crime would be committed because terrorists would know  forces capability
and capacity; thereby resulting in individuals being placed at a greater
risk.  A fear of crime would be realised because if the terrorists
identified more vulnerable areas, they would target and exploit these
areas and the public would be in fear of more terrorist activity
occurring.  There would be an impact on police resources as the cumulative
effect of disclosing all the information requests would reveal regional
tactical information identifying more vulnerable forces who would need to
increase their resources to reassure and protect the community.

 

 

The risk to public safety cannot be ignored and Essex Police has a
responsibility to ensure safety of individuals is protected at all times,
by disclosing specialist resources could compromise tactics, it could also
adversely affect public safety as individuals would know forces capability
and tactics; therefore individuals would therefore be placed at higher
risk

 

Section 24(1) National Security;

Factor favouring Disclosure

The information requested provides information which could include a
specialised area of Policing.  There is a public interest in the community
being made aware of all the facts in order to ensure complete openness and
transparency The information requested also relates to resources and
disclosure would inform the public that Essex Police allocate their
resources appropriately. This would provide transparency with regard to
the use of public funds in as much as the funds are being used correctly
and Departments within individual forces are resourced adequately.

 

Factors favouring non-disclosure

 

The resources of all departments including covert departments could reveal
tactical capability and would place Essex Police at a tactical
disadvantage. 

The risk to public safety cannot be ignored and Essex Police has a
responsibility to ensure safety of individuals is protected at all times,
as detailed within the harm. 

Any disclosure has the potential to undermine ongoing and future
operations to protect the Security of the United Kingdom, e.g. counter
terrorism activity.  The risk of significant harm or even death to the
community at large would be increased. 

 

Balance test

Information disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act is made public
to the world when released and has an impact on all areas of the country
not just within the jurisdiction of one public authority. Whilst there is
a public interest in the transparency of resources and operations there is
a strong public interest in safeguarding police operations and ensuring
the safety of individuals.

 

In addition, we also need to take into account the victims of terrorism.
Public safety is of paramount importance and any information which would
place individuals at risk and compromise the National Security of the
United Kingdom, no matter how generic, is not is the public interest. The
effective delivery of operational law enforcement and the National
Security of the UK is crucial and of paramount importance to Essex Police.
Any disclosure would have a negative impact on law enforcement and
national security.

 

As much as there is a public interest in known that the delivery of law
enforcement is appropriate and balanced, this will only be overridden in
exceptional circumstances.  Therefore it is our opinion that for these
issues the balance test for disclosure is not made out. 

 

I trust that the information I have provided is of assistance. Thank you
for your interest in Essex Police.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

 

Kerry Nicholson
Senior Information Officer

Information Management | Continuous Improvement

Essex Police HQ
Internal extension 150044
Direct Dial 01245 452647
Essex Police Non emergency Telephone Number (within Essex) 101 (Outside
Essex) 0300 333 4444
Fax: Internal 150045 External 01245 452256
Website: [1]www.essex.police.uk

Information Management, Continuous Improvement, Essex Police Headquarters,
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests
[2]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [3][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

           

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [4]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

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