Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Eden District Council

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Dear Eden 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

foi, Eden District Council

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Freedom of Information

Eden District Council

Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QF

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foi, Eden District Council

Dear Lucy

Freedom of Information request relating to Body Worn Video

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on 5 January 2018. I have registered your request under reference number FOI 04982 and would be grateful if you would please use this reference and the email address [Eden District Council request email] on any future correspondence relating to this request.

We aim to respond to your request no later than 2 February 2018.

Whilst it is the Council’s policy to provide information wherever possible, I need to advise you that there are a number of exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which may prevent the release of some or all of the information you have requested. Some exemptions are absolute and some only apply where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs that in disclosing the information. You will be informed if this is the case and the reason why.

Once the information has been identified the Authority may also ask that a fee be paid for processing and delivering the information to you. Details of any fee to be charged will be notified to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Vivien Little
Member Services Team Leader
Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith, CA11 7QF
Tel: 01768 212180
E-mail: [Eden District Council request email]

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Dear Eden District Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Eden 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

foi, Eden District Council



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acknowledgement response. We will be in touch shortly about your request.

 

Freedom of Information

Eden District Council

Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QF

Email: [1][Eden District Council request email]

 

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Nichola Baker, Eden District Council

Dear Lucy

Freedom of Information request relating to Use of Body Worn Video.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in the response to you FOI Ref No 04982, I am now in a position to provide a partial response to your request for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please see responses below, which relate to Eden District Council only. I am still awaiting information from our contractors and will forward it to you as soon as it becomes available.

I hope this satisfies your query however if you are dissatisfied with this response you can have your complaint heard under the Council’s Complaints Procedure. To do this you will need to contact us within 10 working days of receipt of this email. You can do this by the contacting the Deputy Chief Executive (Matthew Neal) via [email address] or writing to the Deputy Chief Executive at Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner (ICO) at: Information Commissioner’s Officer, Wycliffe House, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or by telephoning 0303 123 1113. Generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Eden District Council.

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Eden District Council. The copyright in other information may be owned by another person or organisation as indicated on the information itself.

You are free to use any of the information supplied for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes. The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the information in analogue or digital format, including on the internet, will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Yours sincerely

Eden District Council

Nichola Baker
Data Transparency Assistant

Tel: 01768 212127
Email: [email address]

Town Hall
Penrith
Cumbria CA11 7QF

www.eden.gov.uk

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foi, Eden District Council

Dear Lucy,

You will note that I have just sent you a partial response to your request for information under FOI Ref No 04982. I am actively pursuing information from contractors and will forward it to you as soon as it becomes available.

I apologies for the delay.

Kind regards,

Eden District Council

Nichola Baker
Data Transparency Assistant

Tel: 01768 212127
Email: [email address]

Town Hall
Penrith
Cumbria CA11 7QF

www.eden.gov.uk

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foi, Eden District Council

Dear

Freedom of Information request relating to use of Body Worn Video

Further to your FOI request which was logged under FOI Ref No 04982, I am now in a position to provide a response to your request for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their duties?
Body worn cameras are worn by Cumbria County Council Parking Team Leaders and Civil Enforcement Officers who undertake parking enforcement on behalf of Eden District Council.

Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your organisation? .
Body Worn Video Devices were purchased from Pinnacle Response Limited. The county Council manages the footage in accordance with the Parking Services Body Worn Video Device and Hand Held Unit Policy which can be accessed at http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transpor...

How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in?
3 x Parking Team Leaders and 25 x Civil Enforcement Officers. All employed by the Council’s Parking Services Team.

Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel)
Cumbria County Council staff.

How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your organisation?
26. All owned by Cumbria County Council.

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they cost your organisation?
Purchased over a period of 6 occasions at total cost of £13,413.50.

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?
No

Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
On the County Council’s protected server.

Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?
Austin Shields, Cumbria County Council Parking Manager.

I hope this satisfies your query however if you are dissatisfied with this response you can have your complaint heard under the Council’s Complaints Procedure. To do this you will need to contact us within 10 working days of receipt of this email. You can do this by the contacting the Deputy Chief Executive (Matthew Neal) via [email address] or writing to the Deputy Chief Executive at Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner (ICO) at: Information Commissioner’s Officer, Wycliffe House, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or by telephoning 0303 123 1113. Generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Eden District Council.

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Eden District Council. The copyright in other information may be owned by another person or organisation as indicated on the information itself.

You are free to use any of the information supplied for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes. The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the information in analogue or digital format, including on the internet, will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Yours sincerely

Eden District Council

Nichola Baker
Data Transparency Assistant

Tel: 01768 212127
Email: [email address]

Town Hall
Penrith
Cumbria CA11 7QF

www.eden.gov.uk

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