Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

During the past 4 years I have been in an unfortunate position where I have had to make a number of complaints about Lancashire police officers.

If a police officer resigns from the police during a time when a complaint is open against them or involves them, what are the legal guidelines about them being held to account?

I understand the law was changed to stop officers leaving or to hold them to account after they leave. Please can you provide me with details about such policies including the dates of implementation.

Please can you also provide me with legal guidelines or policies including data protection policies for any police officer that leaves the force in any way, to retain ANY information relating to previous victims of crime or complainants during the time they were a serving police officer.

This includes victims names, addresses, contact details, details of references to past complaints, crimes or reference numbers.

Please can you tell me the process for reporting any ex police officer for holding any such information.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act. In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ponting

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

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Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 3706/17

Please find attached Lancashire Constabulary’s response to your recent
request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

Compliance Team

HQ – Legal Services

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413203

Email: [email address]

 

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Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Lancashire Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Misconduct allegations after officers resign'.

This is a genuine request for information but has been branded vexatious for no reason other than to discriminate against me.

The information I require is relative to a complaint that is currently under investigation. This is a serious allegation against Lancashire police and I have the right to request this information and by law you must provide it. Please can yo do so as soon as possible.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ponting

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

If you are emailing a valid Freedom of Information request please treat
this as a formal acknowledgement.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, known hereafter as ‘the Act’. You should receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined in
the Act (from when Lancashire Constabulary receive a valid request).

 

Please note that disclosure is subject to the information not being exempt
or containing a reference to a third party.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to ensuring that all services it
provides are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If
you find the web-site or a document difficult to access please notify us
so that we can assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Regards,

 

Compliance Team

Professional Standards Department

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413329

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Melling, Carl, Lancashire Constabulary

Dear Mr Ponting

 

A response to your recent FOIA Internal review has been sent.   I
apologise for not having been able to respond before now.

 

Regards

 

Carl Melling LLM MBA ACIS

Information Assurance Manager

Lancashire Constabulary 

HQ Legal Services, Police Headquarters

Tel: 01772 413327 website:  [1]www.lancashire.police.uk  Email:
[2][email address]

 

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