Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I am enquiring about your usage of radio communications

Question:

1) Do you use the commonly known 'State Codes' used by other British forces such as the 'Police Service of Scotland' and the 'Metropolitan Police'?

Yours faithfully,

J. Nelson

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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27th December 2018

Dear Mr. Nelson,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 24th
December 2018 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland
(PSNI) on 24th December 2018.  I note you seek access to the following
information:

Status Codes Used for Radio Communications

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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

11th February 2019

Dear Mr. Nelson,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 24th
December 2018 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland
(PSNI) on 24th December 2018.  I note you seek access to the following
information:

States Codes Used for Radio Communications

To enable the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to meet your
request could you please provide further clarification on the following;

Can you please clarify what you mean by ‘state codes’ and possibly give an
example.

You should be aware that the 20 day legislative time limit dictated by the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been stopped. Once we receive
clarification of your request a new 20 working day time limit will
commence.

Please send clarification of your request by writing to Freedom of
Information Team, PSNI Headquarters, 65 Knock Road Belfast BT5 6LE or by
email to [email address]. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss
your request or have any additional queries you can contact the FOI Unit
on 028 9070 0164.

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I am wondering what the communication codes are that are used by officers, such as codes they would use to say they are responding, on duty etc.
Yours faithfully,

J. Nelson

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Subject:        FOI-2018-03077
20th February 2019

Dear Mr. Nelson,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 24th
December 2018 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland
on 24th December 2018 concerning:

States Codes Used for Radio Communications

Please find attached response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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