Catherine Moughton

Dear West Mercia 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

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Dear Ms Moughton

Thank you for your email. I have forwarded the request onto our Freedom of Information department who will contact you in due course.

Regards

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Moughton

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 11805 and
Warwickshire Police 11804

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police and
Warwickshire Police information which was dated and received on 7^th May
2019.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). 

 

Please note that due to an unprecedented number of requests being received
for subject access and FOI, for the foreseeable future requests are now
being triaged and addressed in the following order; Subject Access
requests and then FOI requests.  Every effort will be made to meet our
statutory timescales for responses, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party. and we ask for your
understanding.

We will aim to provide the information within 20 working days as required
by the Freedom of Information Act.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the
information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and the 20
working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If
you chose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.

 

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.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Information Compliance Administrator

Information Compliance Unit

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

Internal ext:  2545

Direct Line 01905 331545

 

Catherine Moughton

Dear Information Compliance,

I have been awaiting a response to this FOI request for longer than the regulation 20 working days, and have not had a follow up response detailing any kind of delay to the response time. Could you please respond to this request as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Moughton

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Moughton

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 11805 and Warwickshire Police 11804

Thank you for your email dated 05th August 2019 in connection with your requests for information received on 7th May 2019.

I regret to inform you that West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police has not been able to complete its response to your request within the 20 working days.

I am unable to provide a specific timescale for response but every effort will be made to ensure an appropriate response will be made as soon as possible.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information 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 The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
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 West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to discuss the decision with the person 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 person named 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 WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:
West Mercia Police Headquarters
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip Hall
Hindlip
PO Box 55
Worcester
WR3 8SP
or
email: [West Mercia Police request email]

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint within 2 months.
The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with WMP 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 https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone or write to:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510

www.warwickshire.police.uk
www.westmercia.police.uk

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Moughton

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 11805
and Warwickshire Police 11804

I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 7^th May 2019.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police 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.

 

REPLY:

West Mercia Police 11805

Warwickshire Police 11804

1.         West Mercia – 24327

Warwickshire – 8701

2.         West Mercia – 20253

Warwickshire – 6789

3.         West Mercia – 393

Warwickshire – 441

4.         27 weeks: 17 weeks training course & 10 weeks with a tutor
constable.

 

5.         During the tutor phase of 10 weeks x 40 hours = 400 hours.
However, the exact amount of hours could vary depending on individual
shifts and also a tutor period being extended.

 

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

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

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs S Biddle

Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565 / 331559

 

 

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information 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 The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

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 West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person 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
contact the person named 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
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:

West Mercia Police Headquarters

Information Compliance Unit

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

PO Box 55

Worcester

WR3 8SP

or

Email:  [West Mercia Police request email]

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with WMP 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 https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax:    01625 524 510