Police Overseas Trips

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Dear Warwickshire Police,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips.

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips police officials have taken in the course of conducting police business.

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:
- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country that was visited
- The full name, title and position of the police official who went on the overseas trip
- The reason or reasons why the police official went on the overseas trip
- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses)
- Please state whether the police force met the costs of the overseas trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs. Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.
Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear Ms Corderoy

Thank you for your request below, received by Warwickshire Police on July
10, 2017.

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and
relates to overseas trips.

 

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to
know the number of overseas trips police officials have taken in the
course of conducting police business.

 

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country that
was visited

- The full name, title and position of the police official who went on the
overseas trip

- The reason or reasons why the police official went on the overseas trip

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses)

- Please state whether the police force met the costs of the overseas
trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or
another organisation met the costs. Please provide the full name of the
individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If
it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group
or consortium.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  You will receive a response within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the
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Yours sincerely

 

Information Compliance
Warwickshire Police

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@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST: FOI-2017-00552

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 3 July 2017
and amended request dated 5 July 2017, received by Warwickshire Police and
West Mercia Police on the same date, in which you seek access to the
following information:

 

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to
know the number of overseas trips police officials have taken in the
course of conducting police business.

 

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country that
was visited

- The full name, title and position of the police official who went on the
overseas trip

- The reason or reasons why the police official went on the overseas trip

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses)

- Please state whether the police force met the costs of the overseas
trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or
another organisation met the costs. Please provide the full name of the
individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If
it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group
or consortium.

 

Following receipt of your request please find the Warwickshire Police
response set out below.  When reviewing the information please note that
Warwickshire Police adhere to an Overseas Deployment and Travel Policy
which applies to travel beyond the borders of the United Kingdom and
Northern Ireland. It incorporates the Home Office guidance ‘Overseas
Deployment Information for Police Officers’ (June 2012).

 

All overseas travel is for Alliance business with all expenses duly
authorised and backed by receipt. All necessary and reasonable travel and
accommodation expenses are met. The most economical rates possible are
sought with the proviso that operational objectives are not compromised. 
All overseas deployments have to be approved by line manager and Head of
Department prior to any bookings being made, including a completed risk
assessment and projected financial budget.  Final approval lies with the
Chief Constable; however this authority has been delegated to also include
the Chief Officer team. All overseas travel must be authorised before it
is undertaken.

 

When officers and staff are deployed to provide advice or assistance to
organisations or institutions overseas, or to others outside the UK
carrying out similar activities to our police forces, this policy also
applies, but with the added requirement that approval must be obtained
from the relevant Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

By adhering to the policy we ensure that:

 

•       all overseas travel is appropriate and necessary;

•       the safety and welfare of our officers and staff is protected;

•       mission objectives are achieved;

•       that all expenditure is approved and fully accounted for;

•       adequate insurance cover is in place for the Force and the officer

 

Response:

 

Belfast – 15/01/16

PCs Townsend and Harper

Extradition of a person in custody

Return flights for two officers from Birmingham to Belfast and a single
trip for person in custody from Belfast to Birmingham = £776.22

 

Belfast – 30/08/16 to 31/08/16

DCs Roberts and Marshall

Suspect in an investigation residing in Northern Ireland and will not
return to the mainland

Return flights for two officers from Birmingham to Belfast = £145.00

Premier Inn accommodation, two single rooms for one night plus breakfast =
£238.91

 

Kosovo – 05/03/17 to 08/03/17

Deputy Chief Constable Manners

Representative of Joint International Policing Hub

To represent the British Police Service in Europe

All costs (except for incidental expenses of £48.42 and overnight
accommodation at the airport prior to early morning flight of £115.60) met
by the Joint International Policing Hub

 

Isle of Wight – 03/05/17 to 04/05/17

DC Tonelli and PC Coleman

To meet with police on the Isle of Wright in relation to an individual to
assist with enquiries.

Return ferry journey for two officers = £65.25 total

Travel Lodge accommodation, two single rooms for one night = £112.10 total

 

France – 28/06/17 to 30/06/17

Deputy Chief Constable Manners

Representative of Joint International Policing Hub

To represent the British Police Service at European Policing Livex

All costs (except for incidental expenses of £18.21 and airport car
parking of £47.27) met by the Joint International Policing Hub

 

Cyprus – 24/06/17 to 27/06/17

Chief Constable Jelley

In capacity as NPCC lead for Professional Standards and Ethics portfolio

At the request of the Sovereign Base Areas Police (SBAP) in Cyprus in
respect of discussions in relation to a possible memorandum of
understanding regarding assistance with chairing misconduct hearings.

The cost of all flights accommodation and some refreshments met by
Sovereign Base Areas Police (SBAP) in Cyprus (breakdown not held). The
only cost incurred by the force was 55 euros/£48.39 subsistence for some
meals and refreshments over the 4 days.

 

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Yours sincerely

                

 

 

 

Rachel Mumford

Information Compliance

 

 

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This appeals procedure is issued in accordance with paragraph 36 of the
Lord Chancellor’s Freedom of Information Access Code of Practice.

 

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the original decision making process to compile the response.

 

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their decision as soon as practicable, but within 20 working days.

 

Further Action by FOI Applicant

 

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response, they then have the option to refer the case to the Information
Commissioner.

 

 

 

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