Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to North Dorset District Council

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Dear North Dorset 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

North Dorset District Council

Dear Ms Johnson,
Thank you for your information access request: we aim to complete this
within 20 working days from 08/01/2018. Please quote your reference number
(2373) in further correspondence.
Yours sincerely,
The Customer Services Team at Dorset Councils Partnership, a partnership
between North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

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North Dorset District Council

Dear Ms Johnson ,
Thank you for your information access request: we aim to complete this
within 20 working days from 09/01/2018. Please quote your reference number
(54840) in further correspondence.
Yours sincerely,
The Customer Services Team at Dorset Councils Partnership, a partnership
between North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

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North Dorset District Council

Dear Ms Johnson ,
Thank you for your information access request: we aim to complete this
within 20 working days from 09/01/2018. Please quote your reference number
(62038) in further correspondence.
Yours sincerely,
The Customer Services Team at Dorset Councils Partnership, a partnership
between North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

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Jane Williams,

Morning Lucy

 

North Dorset Dc does not use bodycams.

 

Jane

 

 

(Mrs) Jane Williams MSc., MCIEH CEnvH

Team Leader (Environmental Protection West)

 

Dorset Councils Partnership serving:

North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth
and Portland Borough Council

 

01305 252472

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Jane Williams,

Hi Lucy

 

I enclose the information you have requested, should you require further
please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jane

 

(Mrs) Jane Williams MSc., MCIEH CEnvH

Team Leader (Environmental Protection West)

 

Dorset Councils Partnership serving:

North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth
and Portland Borough Council

 

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Hi Lucy

 

I enclose the information you have requested, should you require further
please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jane

 

(Mrs) Jane Williams MSc., MCIEH CEnvH

Team Leader (Environmental Protection West)

 

Dorset Councils Partnership serving:

North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth
and Portland Borough Council

 

01305 252472

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Dear Ms Lucy Johnson

 

Regarding the following Information Access Request:

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?

 

In-house Dog Warden service (shared service West Dorset and Weymouth and
Portland)

 

1.    Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear
body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their
duties? YesYes

2.    If yes, please detail: Who provides the body cameras and
footage/evidence management used by your organisation?4 x Dog Wardens,
managed by their line manager

3.    How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do
they work in? 4.  used for patrolling and collection of strays where there
is a possibility of confrontation AND for gathering evidence of breaches
against dog related Public Space protection orders

4.    Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security
personnel) All staff,. Employed through Weymouth and Portland BC

5.    How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your
organisation? 4

6.    Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much
did they cost your organisation? Yes, approx. £500.00 /unit

7.    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

8.    Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Held on a local server where there is a need to hold such data for
prosecution purposes.  To date this has not been required.

9.    Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme? Peter
Davies, Licensing Manager

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
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submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to Roger Greene, Monitoring
Officer at [email address]. Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.  If you are not content with
the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly
to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lisa Camp

Customer Services Support Officer

 

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Dear Ms Lucy Johnson 

 

Regarding the following Information Access Request:

 

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 pro

 

3GS (contractors)

 

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: Who provides the body cameras and
footage/evidence management used by your organisation? The contractor

3.    How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do
they work in? Two

4.    Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security
personnel) Contractor

5.    How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your
organisation? N/A

6.    Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much
did they cost your organisation? N/A

7.    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? 12 months – February 2018

8.    Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Contractor’s server

9.    Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme? N/A

 

In-house Dog Warden service (shared service West Dorset and Weymouth and
Portland)

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to Roger Greene, Monitoring
Officer at [email address]. Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.  If you are not content with
the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly
to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lisa Camp

Customer Services Support Officer

 

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Dear Ms Lucy Johnson,

 

Regarding the following Information Access Request:

 

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?

 

Email sent to client advising that no body cams are used in North Dorset -
by email 11.35am

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to Roger Greene, Monitoring
Officer at [email address]. Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.  If you are not content with
the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly
to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lisa Camp

Customer Services Support Officer

 

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