Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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Dear Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council,

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.

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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.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Johnson

Freedom of Information, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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Jackie Tatam, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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Dear Ms Johnson

 

Further to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000, please find below information requested:

 

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

If yes, please detail:

2. Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by
your organisation? Reveal Media
3. 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) Parking – 6; Community Safety – 11 (all staff)
4. How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your
organisation? 16
5. Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did
they cost your organisation? the total purchase cost for cameras and
docking stations for the two teams was £11053.40.  This does however
include the cost of one replacement camera for the parking team at a cost
of £545.

6. 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? N/A
7. Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Internal
8. Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme? Parking –
Stephen Hardy; Community Safety – Samantha Charlton

 

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Jackie Tatam
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Sent: 22 December 2017 13:23
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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of Body Worn Video

 

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