Use of body worn cameras

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

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Dear Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust,

Please send me:

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their duties?
If yes, please detail:
Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your organisation?
How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel)
How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your organisation?
Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they cost your organisation?
If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of said contract?
Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you
could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are
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I understand that you are required to respond to my request within
the 20 working days after you receive this letter.

I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request, preferably via email.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Johnson

FOI (RY4) Herts Community NHS Trust,

Dear Lucy,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information enquiry, our reference FOI/2018/766. We will respond by 22nd February 2018.

Kind regards,

Martin Vitty MSc
Head of Information Governance
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Howard Court | 14 Tewin Road | Welwyn Garden City | AL7 1BW
Tel: 01707 364349 |[mobile number]
Email: [email address]|[email address]
For all FOI Requests please use [email address]
For all access to records requests please use [email address]

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FOI (RY4) Herts Community NHS Trust,

Dear Lucy,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information enquiry, our reference
FOI/2018/766.

The Trust’s response is:

 

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body
cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their
duties?

If yes, please detail:

No.

Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your
organisation? Not applicable.

How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they
work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security
personnel) How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by
your organisation? Not applicable.

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they
cost your organisation? Not applicable.

If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract
term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of
said contract? Not applicable.

Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud? Not
applicable.

Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme? Not
applicable.

 

Please note that the information provided remains the property of
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust and is therefore subject to Intellectual
Property and Database Rights. In view of the Re-use of Public Sector
Information Regulations, should you wish to re-use this information for
commercial reasons, you are advised to obtain permission from us.
Agreement to use the information for commercial reasons may incur a fee as
the information is issued under licence. If you have any questions about
the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Information Governance
team in the first instance.

 

If you require further information please contact the Information
Governance team. If you are dissatisfied with this response or wish to
appeal, please write to:

The Company Secretary

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Unit 1A Howard Court

14 Tewin Road

Welwyn Garden City

Hertfordshire

AL7 1BW

 

If you still remain dissatisfied with our response, you may appeal to the
Information Commissioner whose contact details are available together with
further information about the Freedom of Information process at
www.ico.org.uk

 

Kind Regards,

! We don’t use body cameras and as far as we are aware, none of our
contractors do either [mainly because we don’t have security guards].

 

 

Martin Vitty MSc

Head of Information Governance

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Howard Court | 14 Tewin Road | Welwyn Garden City | AL7 1BW

Tel: 01707 364349 |[mobile number]

Email: [email address]|[email address]

For all FOI Requests please use [email address]

For all access to records requests please use [email address]

 

 

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