Safe transport of detainees on arrest

Waiting for an internal review by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) of their handling of this request.

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

This request is a refined request based on that at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sa... taking into account the s16 assistance eventually provided by Ms Reuter.

Can you please provide me with

1) All codes of practice, guidances, training material and other existing documents about the transport of detainees from arrest to a custody suite; in particular, but not limited to, when detainees should be cuffed in front or in the back, how should they be seated at the back of the van (or of any other vehicle), whether any other restraint should be used, whether any seatbelt should be used, etc.

2) For each of the past five years or how many years are possible within acceptable time/cost limits preferably per borough and in spreadsheet format (if recorded information is available only for two years or less, then please provide the recorded information per month):

2a) The number of arrests made. As Ms Reuter explained in her s16 assistance that 'The Traffic Operational command [...] do keep a record of the number of arrests made, but not for the whole of the Metropolitan Police Area.' Please specify for which area the numbers of arrests are.

2b) The number of police vehicle collisions where an injury has been recorded.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011120000910
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/12/2011.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"1) All codes of practice, guidances, training material and other existing
documents about the transport of detainees from arrest to a custody suite;
in particular, but not limited to, when detainees should be cuffed in
front or in the back, how should they be seated at the back of the van (or
of any other vehicle), whether any other restraint should be used, whether
any seatbelt should be used, etc.
   
    2) For each of the past five years or how many years are possible
within acceptable time/cost limits preferably per borough and in
spreadsheet format (if recorded information is available only for two
years or less, then please provide the recorded information per month):
   
    2a) The number of arrests made. As Ms Reuter explained in her s16
assistance that 'The Traffic Operational command [...] do keep a record of
the number of arrests made, but not for the whole of the Metropolitan
Police Area.' Please specify for which area the numbers of arrests are.
   
    2b) The number of police vehicle collisions where an injury has been
recorded."

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David Mery left an annotation ()

Even though I was specifically asked to create a new refined request, the response to this request was posted in response to the original one at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sa...

Unfortunately it is not providing much of the requested information so had to ask for review.

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