Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to West Somerset District Council

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Dear West Somerset District 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

Customer Services, West Somerset District Council

Thank you for contacting West Somerset Council.  Your email has been
received by our Customer Services Team who will process your enquiry or
forward it on to the relevant department for action.

If your enquiry relates to an urgent issue, you may like to contact us on
01643 703704 to discuss it further, or visit one of our offices at West
Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton or at Minehead Library, Bancks
Street (see [1]http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/hom... for
opening hours)

Further information can also be found on our website
[2]http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk

Thank You

Customer Services

of Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

01643 703704

[3][West Somerset District Council request email]

 

[4]www.tauntondeane.gov.uk

[5]www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk

 

 

West Somerset Council’s Vision: To enable people to live, work and prosper
in West Somerset

 

West Somerset Council values your feedback on the services provided. 
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Dear West Somerset District Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of West Somerset District 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

Customer Services, West Somerset District Council

Thank you for contacting West Somerset Council.  Your email has been
received by our Customer Services Team who will process your enquiry or
forward it on to the relevant department for action.

If your enquiry relates to an urgent issue, you may like to contact us on
01643 703704 to discuss it further, or visit one of our offices at West
Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton or at Minehead Library, Bancks
Street (see [1]http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/hom... for
opening hours)

Further information can also be found on our website
[2]http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk

Thank You

Customer Services

of Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

01643 703704

[3][West Somerset District Council request email]

 

[4]www.tauntondeane.gov.uk

[5]www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk

 

 

West Somerset Council’s Vision: To enable people to live, work and prosper
in West Somerset

 

West Somerset Council values your feedback on the services provided. 
Please could you take a couple of minutes to provide yours by clicking
[6]here

 

You can follow us on [7]Facebook and [8]Twitter

 

Please Read: 
1. This message is sent in confidence for the addressee only.  The content
of the email and its attachments are considered proprietary information
and should not be disclosed to parties outside of the intended recipient’s
organisation. 
2. This e-mail constitutes privileged information.  If you are not the
intended recipient, you must not disclose, copy, circulate or in any other
way use or rely on this information, please delete it from your system and
notify the sender.
3. E-mails to and from the council are monitored in accordance with lawful
business practices.
4. The views expressed in this message are personal and must not be
considered to be the official views of West Somerset Council.
5. Whilst every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure that this
e-mail message has been swept for the presence of computer viruses the
company accepts no responsibility once an e-mail and any attachments are
sent.

 

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FOI - West Somerset,

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Dear Requester

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information Request FOI – 3412WS

 

Response

 

This is West Somerset Council’s response to your request under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is below:-

 

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

No-one within the Council wears body cameras or video recording devices.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response you may ask the Council to
undertake a review of the response.

 

An applicant must submit a request for a review no later than 40 working
days from the date of receipt of our response.  Please submit any request
for a review to [1][email address] or by writing to
The Freedom of Information Officer, West Somerset Council, West Somerset
House, Killick Way, Williton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4QA.

 

We will undertake an internal review and issue a response within 20
working days of receiving a request for an internal review. The 20 days
will commence on the first working day after the day on which we receive
your request.

 

It will help us deal with any request for a review if you explain clearly
the reasons for disagreeing with the Council’s decision.

 

Should you remain dissatisfied after that review you can appeal against
the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner.

 

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel No: 01625 545700
Fax No: 01625 545510

 

Regards

 

FOI Administration Desk

Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

 

 

 

 

 

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