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Dear West Yorkshire Police,

I am currently researching what software solutions are used to manage covert investigations in West Yorkshire Police and would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contract below. I apologise for previous incorrect request .

The details I require are:
• What, if any, software is used for managing authorities for the acquisition of communications data under IPA 2016.
• What, if any, software is used for managing authorities for use and conduct of informers 'CHIS' under RIPA 2000.
• What, if any, software is used for managing authorities relating to directed and intrusive surveillance under RIPA 2000.
• What, if any, software is used for managing Targeted equipment Interference authorities under IPA 2016.
• In relation to the software used, what was the start date, duration and value of the contract ? please indicate a total and per category - communications data acquisition system - Informers 'CHIS' system and Surveillance system.
• Is there an extension clause in the contract and, if so, the duration of the extension?
• Has a decision been made yet on whether the contract is are being either extended or renewed?
• Who is the senior person/s (outside of procurement) responsible for managing all covert data acquisition and covert policing investigation authorities ?
Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,
Henri RAYMOND

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Good afternoon

Thank you for your request for information received by West Yorkshire
Police on 25/11/20.

You requested the following information:

• What, if any, software is used for managing authorities for the
acquisition of communications data under IPA 2016.

 

• What, if any, software is used for managing authorities for use and
conduct of informers 'CHIS' under RIPA 2000.

 

• What, if any, software is used for managing authorities relating to
directed and intrusive surveillance under RIPA 2000.

 

• What, if any, software is used for managing Targeted equipment
Interference authorities  under IPA 2016.

 

•  In relation to the software used, what was the start date, duration and
value of the contract ? please indicate a total and per category -
communications data acquisition system - Informers 'CHIS' system and
Surveillance system.

 

• Is there an extension clause in the contract and, if so, the duration of
the extension?

 

• Has a decision been made yet on whether the contract is are being either
extended or renewed?

 

• Who is the senior person/s (outside of procurement) responsible for
managing  all covert data acquisition and covert policing investigation
authorities ?

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Gemma Burton

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Information Management

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Kind regards

Gemma Burton

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Information Management

Digital Policing

West Yorkshire Police, PO Box 9, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS

Telephone: 01924 296006

 

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This email transmission may contain confidential or legally privileged
information and is intended for the addressee(s) only. If you are not the
intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, retention or
reliance upon the contents of this e-mail and any attachment(s) is
strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this in
error, please use the reply function to notify us immediately and
permanently delete the email and any attachment(s) from your computer or
electronic device. West Yorkshire Police reserves the rights to routinely
monitor incoming and outgoing e-mail messages and cannot accept liability
or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content and, as
internet communications should not be considered as secure, for changes
made to this message after it was sent. Any views or opinions expressed in
this message may not be those of the West Yorkshire Police. This email was
scanned for viruses by the West Yorkshire Polices' anti-virus services and
on leaving the Force was found to be virus and malware free. You must take
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