Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Wyre Borough Council

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Dear Wyre 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.

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,

Lucy Johnson

Wyre Borough Council

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Wyre Council acknowledges your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will reply as soon as possible and no later than 20 working days.

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Dear Wyre Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wyre Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Use of Body Worn Video'.
I am still waiting for a response to the FOI I sent out. The 20 days limit has now exceed and by law you are required to respond within this time frame. Please respond promptly.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Johnson

Greener, Catherine, Wyre Borough Council

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Dear Ms Johnson

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request dated 09/01/18

 

Thank you for your email where you requested information about use of body
cameras.   Please accept my apology for the delay unfortunately we have
had some computer glitches involving FOI requests recently

 

The information you requested is provided below

 

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

We don't currently have any body cams in use If yes, please detail: Who
provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your
organisation? N/A

 

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? N/A

 

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they
cost your organisation? N/A

 

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

 

Where is the data recorded stored? on premises locally or on cloud? N/A

 

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

Mr Neil Greenwood, Head of Environmental Health and Community Safety is
the point of contact for this type of programme.

 

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright. 
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research and for any other purpose authorised by an
exceptions in current copyright law.  Documents (except photographs) can
be also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of
news reporting.  Any other reuse, for example commercial publications,
would require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

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: Mary Grimshaw, Senior
Solicitor, Wyre Council, Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton le Fylde,
Lancashire, FY6 7PU.

 

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

 

Catherine Greener

 

Legal Executive

For Legal Services

 

 

Catherine Greener
Legal Executive
Wyre Council

[email address]
01253 887428
Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7PU

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