Officers with drug-related offences

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please inform me how many serving officers in the Metropolitan Police Service who are or have been posted in the Camden Town area have been convicted of any drug-related offences.

I look forward to hearing from you within 20 working days.

Many thanks,
Tom Reid

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Reid

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2008100005135
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 20/10/2008. I note you seek
access to the following information:

* Please inform me how many serving officers in the Metropolitan Police
Service who are or have been posted in the Camden Town area have been
convicted of any drug-related offences.

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,
subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference
to a third party. In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to
achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and
given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

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.

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

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest
in the MPS.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please
write or contact Shannon Aldridge on telephone number 020 7161 3527
quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Shannon Aldridge
Support Officer
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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Reid

Freedom of Information Act Request Reference No: 2008100005135
I write in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 20/10/2008. I note
you seek access to the following information:

Please inform me how many serving officers in the Metropolitan Police
Service who are or have been posted in the Camden Town area have been
convicted of any drug-related offences.

To enable the MPS to meet your request could you please confirm the time
period for which you require this information,eg do you require statistics
for the last 5 years.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
17th January 2009 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this
request and will treat it as withdrawn.

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

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
the MPS and look forward to your response.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Carol Conway on telephone number 0207 230 5192 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Conway
Case Manager
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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer 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 case officer that is nominated 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
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 and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within three months.
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.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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Dear Sir or Madam,

thanks for your swift response. I'm after any convictions, including spent convictions, in the last 10 years. If this is proves to be too difficult, all convictions in the last 5 years.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Reid

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have already responded to your request- on 21 Oct I wrote:

Dear Sir or Madam,

thanks for your swift response. I'm after any convictions,
including spent convictions, in the last 10 years. If this is
proves to be too difficult, all convictions in the last 5 years.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Reid

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Reid

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2008100005135

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 20/10/2008. Following my
e-mail of 21/10/2008 seeking clarification regarding your request I note
you seek access to the following information:

Please inform me how many serving officers in the Metropolitan Police
Service who are or have been posted in the Camden Town area have been
convicted of any drug-related offences. in the last 10 years or if this is
too difficult convictions in the last 5 years.

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within the MPS
to locate information relevant to your request. I can confirm that the
information you have requested is held by the MPS.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS).

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located information relevant to your request.

DECISION

In respect of your request for:
Please inform me how many serving officers in the Metropolitan Police
Service who are or have been posted in the Camden Town area have been
convicted of any drug-related offences. in the last 10 years or if this is
too difficult convictions in the last 5 years.

Please note that our records were searched for officers who were based
within Camden Borough, during the period 01/04/ 2003 to date, who received
convictions for any drug related offence. I can confirm that 1 police
officer based in Camden Borough was found guilty at court for Possession
of Drugs. He received an Adult Caution at court and no further
disciplinary action was taken against him by the MPS as a sentence of 5
months imprisonment was also imposed on this officer by the court in
relation to another matter which was not drug related

The MPS expects its staff to behave ethically, professionally and with the
utmost integrity at all times. Any instance where the conduct of staff
may bring the MPS into disrepute is treated extremely seriously in line
with MPS policy.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

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

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
the MPS.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Carol Conway on telephone number 0207 230 5192 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Carol Conway
Case 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, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London,
SW1H 0BG.
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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer 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 case officer that is nominated 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
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 and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within three months.
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.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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