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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please can you provide me with a copy of any Memorandum of Understanding or Service Agreements the Met has with the following non - Home Office Police Forces/Bodies of Constables or their employing organisations:

a) The City of London in relation to the Hempstead Heath Constabulary
b) The City of London in relation to the Epping Forest Keepers
c) The Port of Tilbury Police / Port of London Police Authority
d) Kew Constabulary / Royal Botanic Garden
e) Parks Police Service / Royal Borough of Kingsington & Chelsea/London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Schofield

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Schofield

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016120000140

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 02/12/2016.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"Please can you provide me with a copy of any Memorandum of Understanding
or Service Agreements the Met has with the following non - Home Office
Police Forces/Bodies of Constables or their employing organisations:

a) The City of London in relation to the Hempstead Heath Constabulary
b) The City of London in relation to the Epping Forest Keepers
c) The Port of Tilbury Police / Port of London Police Authority
d) Kew Constabulary / Royal Botanic Garden
e) Parks Police Service / Royal Borough of Kingsington & Chelsea/London
Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham"

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.  

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Yours sincerely

R. Loizou
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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Information Rights Unit
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London
SW6 1SF
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Wycliffe House
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Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

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Pat James (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Isn't it about time for the MPS to respond in this matter, even alowing for their usual tardiness?

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Schofield

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016120000140

I respond in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 02/12/2016.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

Please can you provide me with a copy of any Memorandum of Understanding
or Service Agreements the Met has with the following non - Home Office
Police Forces/Bodies of Constables or their employing organisations:

a) The City of London in relation to the Hempstead Heath Constabulary
b) The City of London in relation to the Epping Forest Keepers
c) The Port of Tilbury Police / Port of London Police Authority
d) Kew Constabulary / Royal Botanic Garden
e) Parks Police Service / Royal Borough of Kingsington & Chelsea/London
Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham .

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS.  The searches located information relevant to your
request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please can you provide me with a copy of any Memorandum of Understanding
or Service Agreements the Met has with the following non - Home Office
Police Forces/Bodies of Constables or their employing organisations:

a) The City of London in relation to the Hempstead Heath Constabulary
b) The City of London in relation to the Epping Forest Keepers
c) The Port of Tilbury Police / Port of London Police Authority
d) Kew Constabulary / Royal Botanic Garden
e) Parks Police Service / Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea/London
Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham .

MPS Response
Searches made throughout the MPS has shown that we do not hold any
Memorandum of Understanding or Service Agreements for the bodies listed in
'a' to 'd' of your Freedom of Information Act request  above.

The MPS is responsible for all crime and disorder in public places in
London and places to which the public have ready access. We also have
responsibility for crime in private places. The bodies you have mentioned
in your request have a largely 'security' based role and as such there is
no requirement for Service Agreements with these bodies. If they have any
issues they cannot deal with they would call the MPS for assistance and
each incident would be dealt with accordingly.
 
With respect to Kew Gardens, the MPS licensing team with responsibility
for the area has an input in relation to large scale type events at the
venue and can advise on police expectations in relation to resources and
stewards outside of their boundaries at such events.  

With respect to question 'e', please see attached document below which is
relevant to your request: and links to the MPS Publication Scheme where
you will find copies of grant agreements between the MPS and the Royal
Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith
and Fulham

http://www.met.police.uk/foi/pdfs/lists_...

http://www.met.police.uk/foi/pdfs/lists_...

http://www.met.police.uk/foi/pdfs/lists_...

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

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager

In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service 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 MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
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
Information Rights Unit
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.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

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).

 

Find us at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk

Twitter: @metpoliceuk

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