'Tracker' commercial car location service agreement and resource implications

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Dear National Police Chiefs' Council

I read on the 'tracker' web site that there is a formal agreement between the NPCC and this commercial organisation.

A) Agreement with 'Tracker' organisation : Can you please send me a copy of said agreement

B) Resourcing Implications : At a point in time when resourcing and priorities is, rightly, under the microscope ( for example with regard to roads policing poor performance in delivering safe streets for active travel when compared to near EU neighbours ) it would be interesting to know the resource implications for the police in maintaining liaison with the this organisation whether nationally/Locally and what resource levels are then prioritised for 'chasing up' reports from the 'Tracker' hot line, at whatever level this is information currently available. Can you please provide latest/best estimates.

Thanks in Advance

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Murphy

National Police Chiefs' Council

Date Received: 14/03/2019

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBER: 062/19

The following request for information under the Freedom of Information Act was received by NPCC on the date listed above.

Applicant Question:

I read on the 'tracker' web site that there is a formal agreement between the NPCC and this commercial organisation.

A) Agreement with 'Tracker' organisation : Can you please send me a copy of said agreement

B) Resourcing Implications : At a point in time when resourcing and priorities is, rightly, under the microscope ( for example with regard to roads policing poor performance in delivering safe streets for active travel when compared to near EU neighbours ) it would be interesting to know the resource implications for the police in maintaining liaison with the this organisation whether nationally/Locally and what resource levels are then prioritised for 'chasing up' reports from the 'Tracker' hot line, at whatever level this is information currently available. Can you please provide latest/best estimates.

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National Police Chiefs' Council

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Good morning

 

Please find attached NaVCIS response to your Freedom of Information
request.

With kindest regards.

Sherry

 

Sherry Traquair

NPCC Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker

National Police FOI & DP Central Referral Unit (NPFDU)

 

National Police Chiefs’ Council

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Dear National Police Chiefs' Council,
Dear Sir/madam,
Thank you for your reply BUT...
a) Having looked at the document you sent the pdf file beyond page 6 is unreadable - it looks like some kind of text conversion error.
b) There appears to be no information on the resource implications of the this arrangement - a key element of my request given I'm trying to understand the relative priority being struck between combatting aquisitive crime vs. the roads policing with respect to protect vulnerable users from injury, where, as you'll be aware, the UK in general performs very badly for injury risk to pedestrians compared to near European neighbours - in particular we appear to have high risk streets for the very old and very young.

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Murphy

National Police Chiefs' Council

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Good afternoon Mr Murphy

Please accept my apologies for the quality of the redacted contract. I attach a further copy which I have photocopied today from the original sent to me by NaVCIS.

In relation to part B of your request, the original response stands (also attached). NaVCIS do not hold information captured by this part of your request.

With kind regards.

Sherry

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Dear National Police Chiefs' Council,
Sherry,
Apols happily accepted.

I'm not sure why part B represents a problem; surely if the 'NavSis' dept holds no resourcing implication data, there will be another department to which the request can be forwarded; it's not credible that no one handling the calls from the 'tracker' organisaton is keeping any metrics on call volumes.

Also I'd assume the initial deal required an impact analysis of some sort before anyone was prepared to sign it ?

So if you can provide metrics on call volumes, and the initial impact analysis ( which somewhere or other must incl an estimate on person-hours chasing up each call) then I can do the calculation myself

I have my calculator poised

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Murphy

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