Dear New Forest 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,

Sarah Brown

New Forest District Council

Thank you for your request for information, which is being treated as a
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Your request will be
dealt with at the earliest opportunity.

Where possible the Council will endeavour to supply the information,
however, please note that there may be legitimate reason to withold the
information requested and that in some cases providing the information may
be subject to a fee as set out in the regulations.

Please do not reply to this automated response

New Forest District Council

New Forest District Council

Dear Sarah Brown

Thank you for your request for information about body cameras or body worn video recording devices.

Your request was received on 08/01/2018. and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000/The Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
You will receive a response at the earliest opportunity and in any event within 20 working days of receipt.

Where possible the Council will endeavour to provide the information, however, please note that there may be legitimate reasons to withhold the information requested.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications

Thank you for your enquiry.
Yours sincerely

Karen Grimes
Information Compliance and Complaints Officer
[New Forest District Council request email]

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Vikas Gupta, New Forest District Council

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Dear Sarah

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 received by the Council on 8 January 2018. 

 

I have checked with the relevant teams within the Council for the
requested information. Based on the responses I have received I confirm
that no one in the Council use/wear body cameras or body worn video
recording devices while performing their duties.

 

If you are not satisfied with the handling of your request, you may wish
to appeal against the decision. Appeals should be submitted within three
months of the date of issue of the decision notice and will be responded
to within 20 working days of the request being received.  Please put any
appeal in writing to the Executive Head of Governance & Regulation or the
Chief Executive, who will review the original decision, at:

 

                                New Forest District Council

Appletree Court

Beaulieu Road

LYNDHURST

SO43 7PA

 

If the decision is upheld to refuse disclosure, or your complaint is not
resolved to your complete satisfaction, having exhausted the internal
appeal procedure, you have a right under section 50 of the Act to apply to
the Information Commissioner for review at:

                  The Information Commissioner

                  Wycliffe House

                  Water Lane

                  Wilmslow

                  Cheshire SK9 5AF

                  [1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Vikas Gupta

Information Compliance and Complaints Officer

New Forest District Council
Tel: 023 8028 5588

[2][email address]
newforest.gov.uk

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New Forest District Council in complying with their statutory duty under
sections 1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act to release the
enclosed information, will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents
Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright holder of the enclosed
information will continue to be protected by the law.  If you wish to use
this information, you may require approval or licence from the copyright
holder, including the Authority itself.

 

 

 

 

 

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