Dear Tamworth 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

Freedom of Information, Tamworth Borough Council

Nicola Hesketh

Project and Information Co Ordinator

 

Our Ref: FOI4919/NH/01

Please ask for: Nicola Hesketh

Direct dial: 01827 709 587

E-mail: [Tamworth Borough Council request email]

Lucy Johnson

What do they know

8^th January 2018

 

Dear Lucy Johnson

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding use of body worn
video. Your request was received on 05/01/18 and I am dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The request maybe subject to exemptions which the Authority is entitled to
apply, we will inform you if exemptions apply to this particular request. 

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with the request.

 

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter quoting
the reference number at the letter head to the email address above or
alternatively sent to:

 

Project and Information Co Ordinator,

Tamworth Borough Council,

Marmion House,

Tamworth,

B79 7BZ

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Nicola Hesketh

Project and Information Co Ordinator

 

Data Protection Act 1998

The information you have provided within your Freedom of Information
request will be held on our database and may also be held within manual
records for a period of 2 years from the date Tamworth Borough Council
received your request. Any personal data that you provide to Tamworth
Borough Council will be held in line with the requirements set out within
the Data Protection Act 1998.

 

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Freedom of Information, Tamworth Borough Council

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Our Ref: FOI4919/NH/02

Please ask for: Nicola Hesketh

Direct dial: 01827 709 587

E-mail: [Tamworth Borough Council request email]

 

Lucy Johnson

What do they know

 

26^th January 2018

 

 

Dear Lucy Johnson

 

 

Freedom of Information – Request for Information

 

With regards to your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority
under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Please find the
information you requested below with reference in the box to your original
enquiry for clarity where multiple answers are required.

 

Details of Your Request

[1]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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The response to your request as follows:

 

·         Reveal Media and DEMS

·         5 Community Wardens use body cameras and we have 8 body cameras
in total.

·         Staffordshire Country Council Civil Enforcement Officers also
use body cameras; we do not have the number of devices.

·         They were brought as a one off for £5456.80 with extended
warranty.

·         n/a

·         On premises locally

·         Community Safety Operations Manager - 
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IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED UNDER THE FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION ACT (FoIA)

 

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 Tamworth Borough 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 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 form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner. For information where the
copyright is owned by Tamworth Borough Council details of the conditions
on re-use can be provided on application to the contact below.

 

For information where the copyright is owned by another person or
organisation you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their
permission.

 

This council also believes in transparency of information, this includes
requests made under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental
Information Regulations and we reserve the right to publish these requests
in our Disclosure Log along with the response, the requestors name and/or
company where the information is requested on a regular basis. Care shall
be taken not to publish your email address or physical address where it is
considered personal information as defined under the Data Protection Act
1998.

 

Project and Information Coordinator,

Tamworth Borough Council,

Marmion House,

Lichfield Street,

Tamworth,

B79 7BZ

 

Details of Tamworth Borough Council’s internal review and complaints
procedure are attached, in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Nicola Hesketh

Project & Information Co-Ordinator

Tel: 01827 709266

[mobile number]

Fax: 01827 709590

Email: [3][email address]

Visit us at: [4]www.tamworth.gov.uk

 

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This email (and any attachment) is intended for the named recipient or entity to whom it is addressed.
It may contain private/confidential information or material that is privileged, and may not be further disclosed without authority from Tamworth Borough Council.
If you are not the intended recipient please accept our apologies and notify us immediately or telephone +(44) 01827 709 709, you must not take action based on it,

Copy, or show it to anyone, and return the original to us. If requested the reasonable cost will be reimbursed to you.

Any e-mail including its content and any attachments may be monitored by us for reasons of security and for monitoring internal compliance in accordance with our policies and procedures.

Protective software is in place to scan both e-mail content and any attachments to block any e-mail that could be considered potentially harmful.
This email and any attachments are believed to be free from viruses but it is your responsibility to carry out all necessary virus checks and Tamworth Borough Council accepts no liability in connection therewith

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