Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Lincoln City Council

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Dear Lincoln City 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

legal@lincoln.gov.uk, Lincoln City Council

Dear Ms Johnson ,

I refer to your request for information received on 10-01-18 in relation
to the above.

I confirm that your request is being considered under the above Act. You
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days, subject to the information not being exempt or containing
a reference to a third party.

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If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Freedom of
Information Officer, City of Lincoln Council, City Hall, Beaumont Fee,
Lincoln, LN1 1DB. Telephone 01522 873840, e-mail [1][Lincoln City Council request email].

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 01625 545 700 www.ico.org.uk

With regards,

Legal Services
T 01522 873840

City of Lincoln Council - Legal Services
City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DE

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Dear Lincoln City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Lincoln City 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

legal@lincoln.gov.uk, Lincoln City Council

Dear Ms ,

I refer to your request for information received on 16:34:59 14 Feb 2018
concerning the above and enclose the 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 2. If yes, please detail: Littering enforcement officer 3. Who
provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your
organisation? Managed in-house by City of Lincoln Council 4. How many
staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in?
PPASB (Private sector housing may use them also) 5. Are they staff or
contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel) PPASB Staff 6. How
many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your
organisation? PPASB =1 7. Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase
and if so, how much did they cost your organisation? Bought as one of
purchase, amount unknown 8. 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 9. Where is the data recorded
stored – on premises locally or on cloud? On premises locally 10. Who is
the point of contact for your body camera programme? No such programme,
managed by service area.
Please note that only our PPASB team use body worn cameras.

If you wish to appeal against the handling of your request then please
contact the Freedom of Information Officer at the City of Lincoln Council,
City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DB. Telephone 01522 873441 or
e-mail [1][Lincoln City Council request email]

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 01625 545 700 www.ico.org.uk

With regards,

Legal Services
T 01522 873840

City of Lincoln Council - Legal Services
City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DE

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City of Lincoln Council is a Living Wage employer. If you would like to
know more about the Living Wage, or sign up to the Making Lincoln Living
Wage campaign, please visit [2]www.lincolnagainstpoverty.co.uk/livingwage

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Scott, Becky (City of Lincoln Council), Lincoln City Council

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Dear Ms Johnson,

 

I write further to your email of 12 February 2018 when you requested an
internal review. This was because the council had not responded to your
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act within the 20
working day time limit. Your request was made on 5 January 2018 and
therefore should have been answered by 2 February 2018. It was answered on
14 February 2018, after your request for a review was received.

 

I have now spoken to the relevant officers and have established that the
delay was due to the fact that different teams were asked for the
information, and unfortunately not all the information was received by the
FOI officer within the timeframe

 

I have established that the delay in providing you with the information is
not acceptable. I therefore apologise for this on behalf of the council.

 

Therefore, I’ve taken steps to try to ensure that this doesn’t happen
again by contacting those who facilitate the requests about the need to
comply with deadlines.

 

If you would like a further discussion about this please let me know and
if you are dissatisfied with this response then please contact the ICO.
Their details were given to you on 14 February 2018.

 

Kind regards,

 

Becky Scott
Legal and Democratic Services Manager
T 01522 873441

[1]City of Lincoln Council

City of Lincoln Council
City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD
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City of Lincoln Council is a Living Wage employer. If you would like to
know more about the Living Wage, or sign up to the Making Lincoln Living
Wage campaign, please visit [5]www.lincolnagainstpoverty.co.uk/livingwage

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handled accordingly. Unless you are the named addressee (or authorised to
receive it for the addressee) you may not copy or use it, or disclose it
to anyone else. Please also notify the sender immediately

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the contents of this email may be disclosed.

The City of Lincoln Council reserves the right to monitor both sent and
received emails.

 

 

 

 

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