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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Please provide my with the following ASAP.

The total number of RSHO (Risk of Sexual Harm Orders) that the PSNI have applied to the courts for within the following time frame,
10th April 2019 and 10th April 2009.

Yours faithfully,

R Clifford.

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

10th April 2019

Dear Mr. Clifford,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 10th April
2019 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 10th April 2019.  I note you seek access to the following information:

Risk of Sexual Harm Orders

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working
days however I would like to advise you that PSNI are currently
experiencing a delay in the processing of requests and we aim to respond
to your request as soon as possible.

If your request is unclear and clarification is required the 20 day
legislative time limit dictated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000
will be stopped until we receive clarification of your request. The ICO
guidance at paragraph 40 of the link below sets out that the clock begins
anew the day after the clarification is received. It states

“If the requester subsequently provides enough detail to enable the
authority to identify and locate the information, then the authority must
respond to the clarified request within a new 20 working day time limit
with the ‘clock’ starting the day after it receives the required
clarification. “

The link for this is:

[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

In the event where the cost of complying with the request would exceed the
“appropriate level”, which is fixed at £450, as stated in the Freedom of
Information Regulations 2004, it is the policy of the PSNI to close the
request. You will however be notified of this decision and given an
opportunity to refine and resubmit the request.

If your request requires either full or partial transference to another
public authority in order to answer your query, again, you will be
notified.

If you have any queries regarding your request please write or contact the
Freedom of Information Team on 028 9070 0164. Please remember to quote the
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Freedom of Information Team.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you
have the right to request a review. You should do this as soon as
possible, or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this
letter. In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can
do so by writing to the Head of Freedom of Information, PSNI Headquarters,
65 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LE or by emailing [email address]. 

If following an internal review, carried out by an independent decision
maker, you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the
request you may make a complaint, under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act, to the Information Commissioner’s Office and ask that
they investigate whether the PSNI has complied with the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act.  You can write to the Information Commissioner
at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information
Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review
procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to
investigate the matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

On the 10th April 2019 I submitted a request to you regarding RSHO (Risk of Sexual Harm Orders). To date you have not responded thus it seems that the PSNI are in breach of the current law.

Please provide the requested information within the next 14 days.

Yours faithfully,

R Clifford

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

On 10th April 2019, I submitted a request to you in relation to RSHO
(Risk of Sexual Harm Orders).

To date I have not had a response to this request, thus it seems that you are in breach of the law with regard to FIO request.

Please provide me with the requested information within the next 14 days.

Yours faithfully,

R Clifford

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Dear Mr Clifford,

Thank you for your email. The PSNI Corporate Information Branch are currently experiencing a high volume of requests which are causing a delay in issuing responses.

We can assure you that we are endeavouring to expedite your request as quickly as possible; however, we cannot offer a specific time-scale.

Please accept our apologies for the delay. We appreciate your patience.

Corporate Information Branch

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