Unmarked vehicles

Aodhán R made this Freedom of Information request to Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

- Please list the fleet of all of the different types of unmarked and semi-marked vehicles used by the PSNI in Derry City. E.g. Unmarked Skoda Superb SE L 4X4. (I do not want anything personal such as license plates, I just want to know which ones they use)

- How much does it cost to purchase all of the different types of unmarked and semi-marked vehicles used by the PSNI in Derry City

- Please list how many of each of these vehicles are currently in service.

Yours faithfully,

Aodhán Robertson

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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5th June 2019

Dear Mr. Robertson,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 4th June
2019 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 4th June 2019.  I note you seek access to the following information:

PSNI Fleet

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working
days however I would like to advise you that PSNI are currently
experiencing a delay in the processing of requests and we aim to respond
to your request as soon as possible.

If your request is unclear and clarification is required the 20 day
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Yours sincerely,

Gillian

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Thanks very much for your reply.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Aodhán Robertson

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I would like to remind you of your obligation to reply by the 2th of July 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Aodhán Robertson

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Mr Robertson

Thank you for your email.

The FOI and Data Protection Unit are currently dealing with a high volume of requests and this has impacted our ability to issue responses within the 20 day legislative time-frame.

This delay has been communicated to requesters in the initial acknowledgement email to make them aware of the situation.

Unfortunately, your request is not yet allocated to a Decision Maker for processing.

I can assure you that all requests are progressed as quickly as possible.

I can only offer you my sincere apology for this delay.

Kind Regards

Gillian

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Subject:        FOI-2019-01344
23rd July 2019

Dear Mr. Aodhan Robertson,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 4th June
2019 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on 4th
June 2019 concerning:

PSNI Fleet

Please find attached response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

Nichola

FOI Decision Maker
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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