Use of Body Worn Video

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

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Dear Bristol 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

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

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Dear Lucy Johnson 
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Dear Bristol City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Bristol 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

"No Reply @ Bristol" <noreply@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

Dear Ms Johnson
 
You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 08/01/2018
 
Your request number is CRN00149072

Our reply to your request is:  
 
Please accept our apologies for the delay.
 

This response should answer your request in full.

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

 

* The only service area that currently use these devices are
working on behalf of Bristol City Council’s Neighbourhood
Enforcement Team.

 
If yes, please detail:
 
Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by
your organisation?
 

* Cameras were purchased from Pinnacle, footage/evidence management
is carried out by Kingdom Environmental Services  

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?

* Contractors, 9x cameras, FPN enforcement of environmental crimes

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

* No cost to the council, This service & all associated costs is
funded by the fines that the enforcement officers bring in.
Cameras & all other equipment purchased by Kingdom in advance. 

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?
 

* Cameras were purchased by Kingdom whose current contract runs
until 6^th August.

 
Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
 

* Cloud - Pinnacle Digital Evidence Management System

 
Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?
 

* Christopher Swinscoe, Neighbourhood Enforcement Team Leader &
Kurt James, Clean Streets Co-ordinator

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Christopher Swinscoe
Neighbourhood Enforcement Team Leader
Bristol City Council

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