Dear Newark and Sherwood 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

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dear Ms Brown,

Your request for information was received by us on 08/Jan/2018. Our
initial assessment of your request is that the information in question, if
it is held by the council, may fall within the scope of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A further assessment will be made once we have
located any relevant information held by the council.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we will
respond to your request promptly, but in any case within 20 working days
following the date that we received it. This means that you will receive a
response from the Council on or before 05/Feb/2018.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
prevent release of some or all of the information you have requested.
There will be an assessment of the information available and if any of the
exemption categories apply the information may not be released. In the
case of a qualified exemption the Public Interest Test will be considered.
You will be informed if any of the information held is subject to any
exemption and if so reason the exemption has been applied and of your
rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party they
may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

If you have asked for any information to be provided in a specific format
we will do our best to do so. However if it is not practicable or it is
unreasonable to do so, any information will be provided in Adobe Acrobat
pdf.

Should you require the information to be provided other than by email a
fee may be payable in respect of disbursements, you will be informed if
this is the case. In this event the fee must be paid before the
information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for
responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

For a comprehensive guide to your rights under the Freedom of Information
Act and how we will handle your request, you may like to visit our Access
to Information web pages at
[1]www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/yourcouncil/makingarequestforinformation/.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request please do not
hesitate to contact me, quoting the reference number given in the subject
line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Tel: 01636 655216/7

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Dear Ms Brown,

Your request for information received by us on 08/Jan/2018 has now been
considered and the council's response attached hereto.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request, or any
difficulties with any attachments please do not hesitate to contact me,
quoting the reference number shown in the subject line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Tel: 01636 655216/7

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