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Dear Essex Police and Crime Commissioner,

Please could you list the number of warrants executed on properties for cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Acts in Essex during 2013.

Warrants executed not following arrests but by others methods, such as information gathered under investigations and information from the public.

Yours faithfully,

Brian Reece

Police and Crime Commissioner,

As Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), I oversee Essex Police and have responsibility for ensuring that the police force is efficient, effective and fair.

My office will reply to all correspondence within 20 working days, and will inform you if it is not possible to respond in full within this period.

If your enquiry is about an operational policing matter, then it will be passed to Essex Police for them to respond to you directly.

Tina Bateman,

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Dear Mr Reece,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information (FOI) Act request
which has been recorded in accordance with our procedures.

 

This information is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime
Commissioner for Essex.

However, rather than issue a formal refusal notice, I have forwarded your
request to the information officer at Essex Police at
[1][email address]

 

They will be able to consider your request and respond to you in due
course.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Tina Bateman

 

Tina Bateman | Performance and Scrutiny Officer | Office of the Police
and Crime Commissioner for Essex
3 Hoffmanns Way | Chelmsford | Essex CM1 1GU | T: 01245 291696 |
Internal: 161696
Email: Tina.Bateman[2]@essex.pnn.police.uk

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Brian Reece <[5][FOI #211973 email]>

Sent: Sat 17/05/2014 17:43

 

Dear Essex Police and Crime Commissioner,

 

Please could you list the number of warrants executed on properties for
cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Acts in Essex during 2013.

 

Warrants executed not following arrests but by others methods, such as
information gathered under investigations and information from the public.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Brian Reece

 

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been transferred to us by the Police
& Crime Commissioner for Essex, and has been logged under the above
reference.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days.  The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit.  However, there are
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Information Officer
Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Information Management
Strategic Change Management Department
Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

 

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Brian Reece <[9][FOI #211973 email]>

Sent: Sat 17/05/2014 17:43

 

Dear Essex Police and Crime Commissioner,

 

Please could you list the number of warrants executed on properties for
cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Acts in Essex during 2013.

 

Warrants executed not following arrests but by others methods, such as
information gathered under investigations and information from the public.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Brian Reece

 

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above reference. Having completed my enquiries I am able to respond as follows:

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at Sec1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at Sec1(1)(b) is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon s17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

In respect of your enquiry:

Please could you list the number of warrants executed on properties for cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Acts in Essex during 2013.

Warrants executed not following arrests but by others methods, such as information gathered under investigations and information from the public.

Essex Police does hold some information relevant to your request.

However, most Essex Police systems are structured primarily for the management of individual cases and situations and are not necessarily for the production of statistical information, it would be necessary to manually examine every individual record relating to drug offences to determine accurately why warrants were executed and how many warrants were executed during 2013.

Consequently, such an exercise would extend beyond the reasonable amount that a public authority is required to expend in responding to a request under the Freedom of Information Act, as set out in the Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Fees and appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004, which currently stands at £450 or eighteen hours. Consequently, and to this extent, Essex Police are exempt from the duty to provide the information you have requested under the provisions of section 12(1) of the Act, Therefore, and in accordance with section 17 of the Act, this communication must act as a refusal notice to provide all of the information that could be interpreted as being captured by your request.

Having said that, and in an effort to assist - Although excess cost removes the forces obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, you may wish to contact HM Court Service. Contact details as below who may be able to provide more information.
ADMINISTRATION CENTRE

HMCS - SOUTH EAST (BEDFORDSHIRE, HERTFORDSHIRE & ESSEX)
1st and 2nd Floors, Osprey House
COLCHESTER ROAD
CHELMSFORD<http://governmentbuildings.co.uk/propert...>
CM2 5PF

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police and we are sorry that we have not been able to provide the information you have requested on this occasion.

Yours sincerely,

Kerry Nicholson
Information Officer
Strategic Change Management Department
Essex Police HQ
Internal extension 150028
Direct Dial 01245 452647
Essex Police Non emergency Telephone Number (within Essex) 101 (Outside Essex) 0300 333 4444
Fax: Internal 150045 External 01245 452256
Website: www.essex.police.uk<http://www.essex.police.uk/>
Information Management, Strategic Change Management Department, Essex Police Headquarters, PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

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They will conduct an internal review to investigate the handling of your request and endeavour to reply within 20 working days. If your complaint refers to a decision to apply an exemption it would assist the review if you would outline the reasons why you feel the exemption does not apply.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or via http://www.ico.gov.uk/

From: data foi
Sent: 21 May 2014 09:20
To: '[FOI #211973 email]'
Subject: FW: FOI request our ref. 6158 Warrants executed[NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

Thank you for your enquiry which has been transferred to us by the Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex, and has been logged under the above reference.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20 working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of information requests a public authority may receive or the number of requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit, (currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly unreasonable in its scope or nature. Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to refuse the requests wholly or in part.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk<http://www.ico.gov.uk> specific information relating to submitting a request can be found at: http://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/off...

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available from Essex Police.

Steve Grayton
Information Officer
Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Information Management
Strategic Change Management Department
Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA

Internal extension 150029
External Dial 101 then ext.150029
Data Protection / FOI Team direct dial: 01245 452647
Fax: 01245 452256 Internal 150045
Email : [email address]<mailto:[email address]>
Personal email: [email address]<mailto:[email address]>
Website: www.essex.police.uk<http://www.essex.police.uk/>
Working hours Mon-Thurs 7:30 – 15:30, Fri 7:30 – 15:00
Office opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 16:00
[http://web/departments/mediaandpr/pr/Cre...

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your FOI request, you have the right to ask for an internal review.

Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at the above address or by email to: [email address]<mailto:[email address]>

They will conduct an internal review to investigate the handling of your request and endeavour to reply within 20 working days. If your complaint refers to a decision to apply an exemption it would assist the review if you would outline the reasons why you feel the exemption does not apply.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or via http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Brian Reece <[FOI #211973 email]<mailto:[FOI #211973 email]>>
Sent: Sat 17/05/2014 17:43

Dear Essex Police and Crime Commissioner,

Please could you list the number of warrants executed on properties for cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Acts in Essex during 2013.

Warrants executed not following arrests but by others methods, such as information gathered under investigations and information from the public.

Yours faithfully,

Brian Reece

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