"Project servitor" efficacy studies

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, North Yorkshire Police should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear North Yorkshire 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

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

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Fryar, Liz, North Yorkshire Police

Good afternoon,

I write with reference to your Freedom of Information request below and apologise for the length of time it has taken to respond to your request.

The Civil Disclosure Unit does strive to meet the 20 day deadline date, however the department deals with a variety of different work areas (not just Freedom of Information requests) and we have experienced a number of workload increases across the Unit. This increase has affected our processing and turnaround times and I can therefore only apologise again for the delay in your reply. As a result we are now reviewing the issues, which will hopefully assist in improving our overall compliance/response rates.

Due to the length of time that has passed since you submitted your request, could you please confirm whether or not you still require a response. If I do not hear from you within 20 working days of the date of this email I will assume that you no longer require the information and withdraw your request.

Kind Regards

Liz

Liz Fryar
Collar Number 4437
Legal Officer – Civil Disclosure
Joint Corporate Legal Services
North Yorkshire Police

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