Dear West Midlands Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information;
Q1. Amount of Officers by rank (Inc Detective ranks) Employed by your organisation.

Q2. Amount of civilians in your organisation (please include Community Support Officers as a separate figure)

Q3. Amount of Officers based in each station

Q4. Amount of Civilians based in each station

Q5. Amount of PCSO's based in each station

Q6. How many police officers are assigned to non-operational departments (i.e. Control Room, Enquiry Offices, Staff Officers.)

Q7. How many police officers are assigned to all operational
departments within your organisation. For example... ( Response & Patrol, Neighbourhoods, Traffic Officers, Investigations etc)

Yours faithfully,

TJ.Roberts

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Freedom of Information,

Dear T J Roberts

 

FOI Request Reference: 22437/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 02/12/2018.

 

REQUEST

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the
following information; Q1. Amount of Officers by rank (Inc Detective
ranks) Employed by your organisation.

 

Q2. Amount of civilians in your organisation (please include Community
Support Officers as a separate figure)

 

Q3. Amount of Officers based in each station

 

Q4. Amount of Civilians based in each station

 

Q5. Amount of PCSO's based in each station

 

Q6. How many police officers are assigned to non-operational departments
(i.e. Control Room, Enquiry Offices, Staff Officers.)

 

Q7. How many police officers are assigned to all operational departments
within your organisation. For example... ( Response & Patrol,
Neighbourhoods, Traffic Officers, Investigations etc)

 

 

RESPONSE

 

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this
information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

 

Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of
Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied a link to
information in relation to questions 1, 2 6 and 7 which are relative to
your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would
be exceeded.  I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal
right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

 

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics...

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the
appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).  We do not record data by Police Station,
only by Department or Neighbourhood Policing Unit.

 

The cost of compliance with the whole of your request is above the amount
to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and
retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under
section 12(1) of the FOI Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the
appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations
2004, S.I. 3244.

 

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:

 

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-co...

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our
publication scheme and disclosure log

 

[2]http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/

 

RIGHT OF APPEAL

 

Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure, which can be found at:

 

[3]http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/revie...

 

Please note that such an appeal must be received within 40 working days of
the date of this correspondence. Any such request received after this time
will only be considered at the discretion of the FOI Unit.

 

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Andrea Mobberley

Freedom of Information Unit

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