Microchip Scanners

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Dear Warwickshire Police,

I am writing to make a Freedom of Information request.

Please could you send me:
- The total number of microchip scanners (used to scan animals) that are currently within your police force's possession.

If possible, please could I have your response in a PDF format.

Yours faithfully,

Will Bennett

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear Will Bennett

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 359-2020

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 1^st September 2020 as follows:

 

Please could you send me:

 

- The total number of microchip scanners (used to scan animals) that are
currently within your police force's possession.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

 

We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days
as stipulated by the Act. 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Administrator

Freedom of Information

Information Compliance Unit

Warwickshire Police

 

Information Compliance,

Dear Mr Bennett

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 
31028                                                      

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 1^st September 2020.  Your request will now be considered in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

 

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as stipulated by the Act.  Please note that there may be unavoidable
delays when making information rights requests during the COVID-19
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Yours sincerely

 

 

Sue Cale

Information Compliance Administrator

Information Compliance Unit

 

Internal ext:  7772545

Direct Line 01905 331545

 

 

 

Information Compliance,

Dear Mr Bennett,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 31028.                 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 1^st September 2020. Please find below the response to your request:

 

Please could you send me:

- The total number of microchip scanners (used to scan animals) that are
currently within your police force's possession.

 

Reply:-

West Mercia Police possess three microchip scanners.

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

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

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Charles Stannard

Information Compliance Unit
West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / Xt.3960.

 

 

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

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Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:

West Mercia Police Headquarters

Information Compliance Unit

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

PO Box 55

Worcester

WR3 8SP

or

Email:  [email address]

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

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Information Commissioner’s Office

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Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax:    01625 524 510

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear Will Bennett

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 359-2020

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 31^st August 2020 as follows:

 

The total number of microchip scanners (used to scan animals) that are
currently within your police force's possession.

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in providing the response
to your request and for any inconvenience caused.  Please find the
requested information set out below:

 

Response: Warwickshire Police currently have use of the following number
of scanners:

 

Horse/dog scanners – 5

Sheep scanners – 2

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

 

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

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rachel Mumford

Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

Warwickshire Police

email: [1][email address]

 

Not protectively marked

 

 

Warwickshire Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. 
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law.  Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, Warwickshire
Police Headquarters, Leek Wootton, Warwick, CV35  7QB.

 

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 Warwickshire Police
(WP) to review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.

 

Ask to have the decision looked at again.  The quickest and easiest way to
have the decision looked at again is to telephone the person named at the
end of your decision letter.  That person will be able to discuss the
decision, explain any issues and assist with any problems.

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of WP
made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding access
to information, you can lodge a complaint with WP to have the decision
reviewed.  WP must be notified of your intention to complain within 20
working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of Information
request.  Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:

 

Freedom of Information Unit

First Floor

Rugby Police Station

Newbold Road

Rugby

CV21 2DH

 

Alternatively, you can email
[2][email address]

 

In all possible circumstances, WP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

If after lodging a complaint with WP you are still dissatisfied with the
decision, you may make application to the Information Commissioner (ICO)
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 [3]website.  Alternatively, you can contact the ICO in
writing or via phone:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel:  0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)

Fax:  01625 524 510

 

 

 

 

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