Statistical information relating to Stop and Search operations at Clapham Junction Station

K F Joyce made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information, which would reassure me that stop-and-search methods are being used proportionately in my neighbourhood, as casual observation of the repeated stop-and-search operations over the past year at Clapham Junction Station does not seem to evidence this.

I would like to know:

1) The number of people stopped and searched at Clapham Junction Railway station over the past year (2008/2009 or as statistics are available)

2) Under which legislation these stop and searches were carried out

3) The number of arrests made as a direct result of stop and searches

4) The racial and ethic profiling statistics relating to these stop and search operations (e.g 16+1 ethnic coding)

5) Evidence that the racial profiling of the stop and searches was proportionate to the general population using the station, as required by NPIA Practice Advice

6) What public communication was made in relation to these stop and search operations, as advised by NPIA Practice Advice on Stop and Search

7) What liaison with community groups and leaders was made prior to and during the stop and search operations (as before)

8) Evidence of whether the IAC was informed of and invited to witness the stop and search operations (in accordance with NPIA Practice Advice)

9) What statistics were produced for scrutiny by local community representatives as a result of these operations (as set out by NPIA Practice Advice), what these statistics were, and to whom they were presented

10) Specifically, how were officers briefed about whom they should select to stop and search from the general population coming through ticket barriers, and how was this briefing related to specific police intelligence?

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

K F Joyce

George Gardner left an annotation ()

I think you will need to contact the British Transport Police as they have legal jurisdiction over the station.

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear K F Joyce

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2009040002243
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/04/2009. I note you seek
access to the following information:

"1) The number of people stopped and searched at Clapham Junction
Railway station over the past year (2008/2009 or as statistics are
available)
2) Under which legislation these stop and searches were carried out
3) The number of arrests made as a direct result of stop and searches

4) The racial and ethic profiling statistics relating to these stop
and search operations (e.g 16+1 ethnic coding)
5) Evidence that the racial profiling of the stop and searches was
proportionate to the general population using the station, as required
by NPIA Practice Advice
6) What public communication was made in relation to these stop and
search operations, as advised by NPIA Practice Advice on Stop and
Search
7) What liaison with community groups and leaders was made prior to
and during the stop and search operations (as before) 8) Evidence of
whether the IAC was informed of and invited to witness the stop and
search operations (in accordance with NPIA Practice Advice)
9) What statistics were produced for scrutiny by local community
representatives as a result of these operations (as set out by NPIA
Practice Advice), what these statistics were, and to whom they were
presented
10) Specifically, how were officers briefed about whom they should
select to stop and search from the general population coming through
ticket barriers, and how was this briefing related to specific police
intelligence? "

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

To: K F Joyce

Dear K F Joyce,

With regard to your request, I apologise for the delay in providing a
response to your request. This has been due to the collation of the
information at the Metropolitan Police. I am hoping to get a response to
you next week.

Kind Regards,

KSimmons| Support Officer Policy Support Team

Public Access Office | Directorate of Information

Metropolitan Police Service

MetPhone | Telephone | Fax 020 7161 3501

Address - 20th Floor, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, London SW61TR

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Sir/Madam

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2009040002243

May I firstly apologise for the delay in responding to your Freedom of
Information Act request.

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/04/2009. I note you seek
access to the following information:

* 1) The number of people stopped and searched at Clapham Junction
Railway station over the past year (2008/2009 or as statistics are
available)
* 2) Under which legislation these stop and searches were carried out

* 3) The number of arrests made as a direct result of stop and searches

* 4) The racial and ethic profiling statistics relating to these stop
and search operations (e.g 16+1 ethnic coding)
* 5) Evidence that the racial profiling of the stop and searches was
proportionate to the general population using the station, as
required by NPIA Practice Advice
* 6) What public communication was made in relation to these stop and
search operations, as advised by NPIA Practice Advice on Stop and
Search
* 7) What liaison with community groups and leaders was made prior to
and during the stop and search operations (as before) 8) Evidence
of whether the IAC was informed of and invited to witness the stop and
search operations (in accordance with NPIA Practice Advice)
* 9) What statistics were produced for scrutiny by local community
representatives as a result of these operations (as set out by NPIA
Practice Advice), what these statistics were, and to whom they were
presented
* 10) Specifically, how were officers briefed about whom they should
select to stop and search from the general population coming through
ticket barriers, and how was this briefing related to specific police
intelligence? .

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within the MPS
to locate information relevant to your request.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

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at Wandsworth borough, Performance Information Bureau (PIB) and
Terrotorial Policing Head Quartres (TPHQ).

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches failed to locate any information relevant to your request,
therefore, the information you have requested is not held by the MPS.

However, I suggest you contact British Transport Police who may hold the
information you request. The contact details for this organisation are:
British Transport Police
Freedom of Information
Force HQ
25 Camden Road,
London NW1 9LN

Tel: 020 7830 6731
Email: [email address]
Please accept my apologies once again for the delay in responding to this
FOIA request.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

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

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Andrea Duncan at [email address].

Yours sincerely

Andrea Duncan
Policy & Support Team Leader
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

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

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again ***

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:

FOI Complaints
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1TR

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 40 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS 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
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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