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Dear West Mercia Police,

Please could you disclose which offences the following codes in use at WMP denote:

DV99001
DV99003
DV99005

Please could you also disclose the meaning of the letter (i) in italics and parentheses on a crime report.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Freeman

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear MR Freeman

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 12059

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police information
which was dated and received on 18^th June 2019.

 

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

 

Please note that due to an unprecedented number of requests being received
for subject access and FOI, for the foreseeable future requests are now
being triaged and addressed in the following order; Subject Access
requests and then FOI requests.  Every effort will be made to meet our
statutory timescales for responses, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party. and we ask for your
understanding.

We will aim to provide the information within 20 working days as required
by the Freedom of Information Act.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the
information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and the 20
working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If
you chose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Administrator – Information Compliance

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

01905 331 545

[1]www.warwickshire.police.uk

[2]www.westmercia.police.uk

 

 

 

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Dear Information Compliance,

I have not received a substantive response to my FOI Request regarding 'Offence Codes'. West Mercia Police have now exceeded the statutory timescale for this request.

The failure of West Mercia Police to respond within the timescale is in contravention of the Data Protection Act (2018). West Mercia Police are continuing to contravene this legislation until a substantive response has been provided. I trust the irony of this is appreciated within a law-enforcing organisation.

I therefore ask that West Mercia Police respond to this FOI Request promptly.

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Freeman

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Freeman,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO:  West Mercia Police 12059

 

Thank you for your email requesting an update in relation to your FOI
request.  Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your
FOI request and for any inconvenience caused.  We are currently dealing
with an unprecedented number of requests, but will endeavour to respond to
your request as soon as possible.

 

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

 

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

 

Kind regards,

 

David

 

David COLE, Supervisor – Information Compliance Unit 60405

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

Tel 101 x2785

Email [1][West Mercia Police request email]

Post Information Compliance Unit, PO Box 55, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP

[2]www.warwickshire.police.uk

[3]www.westmercia.police.uk

 

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.

 

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 West Mercia Police
(WMP) 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
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed.  WMP 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:

 

Information Compliance Unit

West Mercia Police Headquarters

PO Box 55

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

 

Alternatively, you can email [4][West Mercia Police request email]

 

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

 

The Information Commissioner

 

If after lodging a complaint with WMP 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 [5]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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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Freeman,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO:  West Mercia Police  12059

I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 18^th June 2019.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:

 

Please could you disclose which offences the following codes in use at WMP
denote:

DV99001

DV99003

DV99005

 

Please could you also disclose the meaning of the letter (i) in italics
and parentheses on a crime report.

 

REPLY:

The following incident codes were used on a previous recording system and
are no longer in use.

DV99001 - Physical Domestic

DV99003 - Emotional Domestic

DV99005 - Vulnerable Adult Incident

In relation to the second part of your request, from a search of our
systems, we are unable to locate the information requested within our
Crime Reports.

However, In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide
advice and assistance in relation to your request and you may wish to
refine or provide an example and resubmit your request to receive part of
the information. For example we may be able to supply the information you
have requested for the meaning of the letter (i) in italics and
parenthesis, subject to any exemptions being engaged.

 

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

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

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

 

 

Mrs L Fellows
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565 / 331559

 

 

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.

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 West Mercia Police (WMP) 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
contact 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
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP 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:

West Mercia Police Headquarters

Information Compliance Unit

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

PO Box 55

Worcester

WR3 8SP

or

Email:  [West Mercia Police request email]

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

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with WMP 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 https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

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

 

 

 

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