Catherine Moughton

Dear Northumbria Police,

I am writing to request the below information:

Please can you provide the following data in an electronic format within 20 working days:

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 Mailbox, Northumbria Police

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We are in the process of dealing with your request and a response should be provided to you by 03/06/2019 which is in accordance with the legislation.

Yours sincerely

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Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

 

Thank you for your e mail dated 2 May 2019 in which you made a request for
access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of
access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority
(including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

 

You asked:

 

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.

 

 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the HR
Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you
have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 

Absence data below is based on the period 1^st Jan 2018 – 31^st Dec 2018.

 

1.  During the period 24,993 operational days were taken as sickness
absence by all officers. 

2.  During the period 21,178 operational days were taken as sickness
absence by all officers in the rank of constable.

3.  During the period 701 operational days were taken as sickness absence
by all officers who had less than 2 years’ service at the time their
period of sickness absence commenced.

4.  Under the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP)
the time is 24 weeks of classroom and tutored learning.

5.  Under IPLDP the time is 400hrs (10 weeks of 40 hour weeks) of Tutored
patrol on street duties. (Assuming the question is still referring to IPS)

 

 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a
specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an
indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.
Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the
procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses
between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative
purposes.

 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

 

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish
information via the Disclosure Log. The aim of the Disclosure Log is to
promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into
the public arena.

 

The Disclosure Log contains copies of some of the information that has
been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to
publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the wider
public interest.

 

The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the
requester.

 

I have provided the relevant link below.

 

[1]https://beta.northumbria.police.uk/about...

 

 

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have
handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our
complaints procedure, attached.

 

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and
reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain
whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Cleugh

Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor

 

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