Dear Essex Police,

I would like to request as many studies of the impact and effectiveness of "project servitor" deployments with respect to:
a) Prevention of specifically terrorist related offences
b) public reassurance
c) General prevention of crime.

as can be found within the statuatory budget and time constraints.

I understand that with respect to (b) there is a study undertaken by Cranfield University. If a copy of this is held, please disclose it.

I understand that this is a request relating to national security, and understand if oppreational details cannot be dislosed, however studies relating to the effectiveness of a given tactic are unlikley to impact directly on national security- please feel free to redact as apropreate.

Yours faithfully,

Ada Cable

Data FOI Essex,

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the reference
12414. 

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 exemption at s14 may be engaged
if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple requests on
differing subjects

 

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
[1]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

                                                      

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.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

E-Mail:[email address]

[3]cid:image001.png@01D3E908.EC4D1080

If you require further information or wish to submit a request, please
refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s website regarding
submission of effective requests
[4]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to: [5][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

              

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [6]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

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Data FOI Essex,

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at Section
1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held. The second duty at Section 1(1)(b) is to disclose
information that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are
relied upon Section 17 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:

I would like to request as many studies of the impact and effectiveness of
"project servitor"  deployments with respect to:

a) Prevention of specifically terrorist related offences

b) public reassurance

c) General prevention of crime.

 

as can be found within the statutory budget and time constraints.

 

I understand that with respect to (b) there is a study undertaken by
Cranfield University. If a copy of this is held, please disclose it.

 

I understand that this is a request relating to national security, and
understand if operational details cannot be disclosed, however studies
relating to the effectiveness of a given tactic are unlikely to impact
directly on national security- please feel free to redact as appropriate.

 

Essex Police has made enquiries within the force, however Essex Police is
unable to comply with Section 1(1 a by virtue of exemption S12(2).

 

Section 12 of the FOIA states that a public authority is not obliged to:

 

1)    “…comply with a request for information if the authority estimates
that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate
limit.”

 

2) Subsection (1) does not exempt the public authority from its obligation
to comply with paragraph (a) of section 1(1) unless the estimated cost of
complying with that paragraph alone would exceed the appropriate limit.

 

The following explanation outlines the difficulty Essex Police has in
answering your request, reports may or may not be held within the force
however based on a non-specified data range and no further detail to
locate if a report exists Essex Police are exempt from the duty to provide
information you have requested under the provisions of Section 12(2) of
the FOI act.

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 however under Section 16, and in an effort to assist the
following links may be of interest. Information regarding research by
Cranfield can be obtained by clicking on the following link
[1]https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/research...

Additional information regarding project servitor can be found via
[2]https://www.essex.police.uk/about-us/pro...

 

If you can provide any further information or refinement please resubmit
your request and further enquiries can be made.

 

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

[3][Essex Police request email]

[4]cid:image003.jpg@01D3F796.88A2C4C0

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests
[5]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [6][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

           

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [7]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

From: Data FOI Essex
Sent: 22 November 2018 11:09
To: Walpole <[FOI #534113 email]>
Subject: FOI 12414 - "Project servitor" efficacy studies

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the reference
12414. 

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 exemption at s14 may be engaged
if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple requests on
differing subjects

 

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
[8]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[9]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

                                                      

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.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

E-Mail:[email address]

[10]cid:image001.png@01D3E908.EC4D1080

If you require further information or wish to submit a request, please
refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s website regarding
submission of effective requests
[11]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to: [12][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

              

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [13]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

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