Catherine Moughton

Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

I am writing to request the below information:
1. The average number of sickness days taken by all police officers within your police force over the latest available calendar year.
2. The average number of sickness days taken by all police officers at the rank of constable within your police force over the latest available calendar year.
3. The average number of sickness days taken by all police officers in their probation within your police force over the latest available calendar year.
4. The average time it has taken for probationary status constables in your force to achieve Independent Patrol Status (IPS) over the latest available calendar year.
5. The average time that probationary status constables in your force spend on coached patrol and street duties over the last available calendar year.

I look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully,

Ms Moughton.

#Freedom of Information Requests, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Thank you for your request for information. Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act. In some circumstances Avon and Somerset Constabulary may be unable to achieve this deadline if consideration needs to be given to the public interest test. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

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Corporate Communications Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Email [email address]    

 

 

 

 

Catherine Moughton Our 429/19
Reference
[1][FOI #563527 email] Date 17
April
2019

 

Dear Ms Moughton

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 21^st March
2019 under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Specifically you asked:

 

1.               The average number of sickness days taken by all police
officers within your police force over the latest available calendar year.

2.               The average number of sickness days taken by all police
officers at the rank of constable within your police force over the latest
available calendar year.

3.               The average number of sickness days taken by all police
officers in their probation within your police force over the latest
available calendar year.

4.               The average time it has taken for probationary status
constables in your force to achieve Independent Patrol Status (IPS) over
the latest available calendar year.

5.               The average time that probationary status constables in
your force spend on coached patrol and street duties over the last
available calendar year.

 

 

Our response:

 

The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded
information. For the purpose of the Act, information that is already
recorded or documented at the time of the request can be disclosed
(subject to any relevant exemptions). Information will not be held for the
purposes of the Act where it relates to, for example, understanding,
knowledge and opinion and is not recorded.

 

There is no obligation for the constabulary to create information to
satisfy a request. In this instance we would need to calculate an average,
therefore create answers to your questions. As such the information
requested is not recorded as new information would be created in order to
answer your questions.

 

You may wish to request the total figures recorded. Please let me know if
this is of interest to you.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Becky Berridge

Deputy Freedom of Information Officer

 

Corporate Communications Dept  |  Avon and Somerset Police

[2]www.avonandsomerset.police.uk  |  Follow us on [3]Twitter and
[4]Facebook

 

 

Please note:

1.       Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
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to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

2.       Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to
seek clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

3.       Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review procedure (copy
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Catherine Moughton

Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary #563527,

I am writing to request the below information:

1. The number of sickness days taken by all police officers within your police force over the latest available calendar year.
2. The number of sickness days taken by all police officers at the rank of constable within your police force over the latest available calendar year.
3. The number of sickness days taken by all police officers in their probation within your police force over the latest available calendar year.
4. The time taken for a probationary constable in your force to achieve Independent Patrol Status (IPS), based on the latest available data.
5. The number of hours that probationary status constables in your force spend on coached patrol and street duties, based on the latest available data.

I look forward to hearing from you
Yours faithfully,
Ms C.Moughton

#Freedom of Information Requests, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Thank you for your refined request for information. Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act. In some circumstances Avon and Somerset Constabulary may be unable to achieve this deadline if consideration needs to be given to the public interest test. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

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Corporate Communications Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Facsimile 01275 814667

     

Catherine Moughton Our 608/19
Reference
[FOI #563527 email]
Date 07 May
 

 

 

Dear Ms Moughton

 

Thank you for your request which I have copied below. In order for us to
provide you with the information you require some clarification is
necessary.

 

1. The number of sickness days taken by all police officers within your
police force over the latest available calendar year.

2. The number of sickness days taken by all police officers at the rank of
constable within your police force over the latest available calendar
year.

3. The number of sickness days taken by all police officers in their
probation within your police force over the latest available calendar
year.

4. The time taken for a probationary constable in your force to achieve
Independent Patrol Status (IPS), based on the latest available data.

5. The number of hours that probationary status constables in your force
spend on coached patrol and street duties, based on the latest available
data.

 

Please can you clarify what particular information you require in your
5^th question. Can you please clarify what you mean by coached patrol and
street duties as these are not terms used within the constabulary?

 

I will be unable to start to process your request until I have received
your clarification. If your clarification is not received within 20
working days this request will be closed.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mark Ratajczak

Freedom of Information Research Officer

 

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Please note;

Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
Constabulary’s website (within 24 hours), some of which may contain a link
to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

 

Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to seek
clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

 

Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to request a
re-examination of your case under its review procedure.

 

 

 

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Catherine Moughton

Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary #563527,

I am writing in response to your question regarding the 5th question in our FOI request. This basically means the time spent by officers following the initial training phase working with tutor constables to help them achieve IPS.

Yours faithfully,
Ms C.Moughton

#Freedom of Information Requests, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

2 Attachments

Corporate Communications Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Email [email address]    

 

 

 

 

Catherine Moughton Our 608/19
Reference
[FOI #563527 email] Date 05
June
2019

 

 

Dear Ms Moughton

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 1^st May
2019 under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Specifically you asked for:

 

1.     The number of sickness days taken by all police officers within
your police force over the latest available calendar year.

2.     The number of sickness days taken by all police officers at the
rank of constable within your police force over the latest available
calendar year.

3.     The number of sickness days taken by all police officers in their
probation within your police force over the latest available calendar
year.

4.     The time taken for a probationary constable in your force to
achieve Independent Patrol Status (IPS), based on the latest available
data.

5.     The number of hours that probationary status constables in your
force spend on coached patrol and street duties, based on the latest
available data.

 

Clarification received 10^th May 2019:

 

I am writing in response to your question regarding the 5th question in
our FOI request. This basically means the time spent by officers following
the initial training phase working with tutor constables to help them
achieve IPS.

 

 

Our response:

 

Please see the number of sickness days taken by police officers from 1^st
January to 31^st December 2018 in the table below. The figure for
constables includes PCs, DCs, PC(P)s and temporary DCs.

 

Sickness
Days in
  2018
All Officers 25,482.66
All
Constables 20,902.48
Probationary
PCs 674.12

 

 

With reference to questions 4 and 5, the information requested is not
held. We do not record the time it takes for each student officer to
complete probation, neither do we record the amount of time spent with a
tutor before achieving independent patrol status, No student officer is
permitted out on patrol without a tutor until this has been achieved.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Becky Berridge

Deputy Freedom of Information Officer

 

Corporate Communications Dept  |  Avon and Somerset Police

[1]www.avonandsomerset.police.uk  |  Follow us on [2]Twitter and
[3]Facebook

 

 

Please note:

1.       Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
Constabulary’s website (within 24 hours), some of which may contain a link
to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

2.       Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to
seek clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

3.       Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review procedure (copy
attached).

 

 

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