Use of Body Worn Video

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Dear Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

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
required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this
information is already in the public domain, please can you direct
me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the
grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with
copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that
information should not be treated as confidential if such an
agreement has not been signed.

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.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Brown

Gill, Colette, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

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Your information request to Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority Ref:
281117

 

Thank you for contacting Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority.

 

We have registered your request and we will review if we hold this
information and if we can release it in line with our statutory duties in
relation to the Freedom Of Information Act or the Environmental
Information Regulations.

 

If we do hold the information and can release this you can expect a
response to your request on or before 29^th December 2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Authority should you have any
questions . Please remember to quote the reference number in any
correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Colette Gill

 

Colette Gill

Corporate Communications Officer

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

Direct Dial: 0151 255 2527 Fax: 0151 227 1848

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Dear

RE: Your information request to Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority REF:
281171

 

Thank you for contacting the Authority with your information request. 
Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding.

 

The Authority has reviewed your request in line with its statutory duties
in relation to both the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and the
Environmental Information Regulations (EIR).  The Authority has concluded
that it does hold this information and this has been supplied via our
contractor, Veoila in relation to their staff at our Household Waste
Recycling Centres.

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

Our contractor Veolia currently operate two bodycams on the Household
Waste Recycling Centre's (i) at South Sefton Recycling Park where forced
entries are commonplace and (ii) a floating unit used at 'hotspot' sites
to deter unauthorised entries

(ii) If yes, please detail:

As above 

(iii) Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used
by your organisation?

The cameras are sourced via Veolia’s security provider Impact Security .
To date no footage has been downloaded.

(iv) 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?

Two of Veolia’s Household Waste Recycling assistants at the front of house
(at the meet & greet point of each site) for permit compliance

(v) Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did
they cost your organisation?

Veoila purchased the cameras at a cost of £350 each

(vi) 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

(vii) Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud

Stored on the device

(viii) Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

Veoila HWRC Business Management  - Colin McIver and Adrian Jefferies

I hope that the information provided is sufficient to answer your request,
however if you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you
have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests
should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the
response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Carl Beer,
Chief Executive, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, 7th Floor, No 1 Mann
Island, Liverpool,  Merseyside, L3 1BP.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications. If you are not content with the outcome of the internal
review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Colette Gill

 

Colette Gill

Corporate Communications Officer

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

Direct Dial: 0151 255 2527 Fax: 0151 227 1848

[1]www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

 

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, 7th Floor, No. 1 Mann Island,
Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1BP

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