Charlie McNeive

Dear West Mercia Police,

1. How many people does your force have in each of the following roles:
a. Police Officer (Detective or Constable, including Specials)
b. PCSO
c. Other Police staff

2. How many staff have criminal convictions?
a. How many are Police Officers (Detective or Constable, including Specials)?
b. How many are PCSOs?
c. How many are other Police staff?

3. Please provide the following information for each conviction:
a. The person's role and/or rank
b. The offence
c. Whether the person received a custodial sentence (suspended or otherwise)
d. Whether the person was convicted before they joined the police

Yours faithfully,

Charlie McNeive

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr McNeive

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 12022 
and Warwickshire Police 12023

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police and
Warwickshire Police information which was dated and received on 12^th June
2019 .

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). 

 

Please note that due to an unprecedented number of requests being received
for subject access and FOI, for the foreseeable future requests are now
being triaged and addressed in the following order; Subject Access
requests and then FOI requests.  Every effort will be made to meet our
statutory timescales for responses, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party. and we ask for your
understanding.

We will aim to provide the information within 20 working days as required
by the Freedom of Information Act.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the
information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and the 20
working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If
you chose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Administrator – Information Compliance

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

01905 331 545

[1]www.warwickshire.police.uk

[2]www.westmercia.police.uk

 

 

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@ Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr McNeive

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police  12022
and Warwickshire Police 12023

 

I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 12^th June 2019.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:

1. How many people does your force have in each of the following roles:

a. Police Officer (Detective or Constable, including Specials) b. PCSO c.
Other Police staff

 

2. How many staff have criminal convictions?

a. How many are Police Officers (Detective or Constable, including
Specials)?

b. How many are PCSOs?

c. How many are other Police staff?

 

3. Please provide the following information for each conviction:

a. The person's role and/or rank

b. The offence

c. Whether the person received a custodial sentence (suspended or
otherwise) d. Whether the person was convicted before they joined the
police

 

 

REPLY:

I apologise for the delay in responding to your request under the Freedom
of Information Act.  I can confirm that your request has now been
processed and my response is detailed below.

 

West Mercia Police 12022

Warwickshire Police 12023

 

1. How many people does your force have in each of the following roles:

a. Police Officer (Detective or Constable, including Specials) b. PCSO c.
Other Police staff

 

This information is published on the gov.uk website via the below link:

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

 

2. How many staff have criminal convictions?

a. How many are Police Officers (Detective or Constable, including
Specials)?

b. How many are PCSOs?

c. How many are other Police staff?

 

3. Please provide the following information for each conviction:

a. The person's role and/or rank

b. The offence

c. Whether the person received a custodial sentence (suspended or
otherwise) d. Whether the person was convicted before they joined the
police

 

Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act states that a public
authority is not obliged to comply with a request for information if the
authority estimates that the cost of complying with the request would
exceed the “appropriate limit”. For Police forces in the UK, the
"appropriate limit" is considered to be up to 18 hours of work on one
request. This information is given in the Freedom of Information (Fees and
Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

 

Unfortunately the information requested is not held in a retrievable
format and to obtain such data an analyst would need to check every staff
members records individually.  With over 6000 employees at an estimate of
10 minutes per check would exceed the 18 hour limit.

 

In accordance with Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
please treat this as the refusal notice I am required to provide to you.

 

 

In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice
and assistance in relation to your request.  However due to the number of
employees  I am unable to suggest a way to pare down your request into one
that could be managed within the fees limit. 

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

 

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs E Ball

 

Information Compliance Office
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police
Rugby Police Station
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 2DH

 

Warwickshire Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

 

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Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require Warwickshire Police to review their
decision.

 

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discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.

 

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Warwickshire Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the
Act) regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with
Warwickshire Police to have the decision reviewed.  Warwickshire Police
must be notified of your intention to complain within 20 working days of
the date of its response to your Freedom of Information request. 
Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:

 

 

Information Compliance Office
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police
Rugby Police Station
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 2DH

 

or

email: [email address]

 

 

In all possible circumstances, Warwickshire Police will aim to respond to
your complaint within 2 months.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with Warwickshire Police if you are still
dissatisfied with the decision you may make application to the Information
Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for information has
been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
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