Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire East Council

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Dear Cheshire East 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

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 8 January 2018
Our Reference: 2158034
 
Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request regarding Body cameras.
 
Your request has been identified as falling within the scope of Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and It will be treated as a request for information
within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act: this means that we
will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you
with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot
supply it. 

The due date is 5 February 2018.
 
If we need any further clarification or there is a problem, we will be in
touch. 

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It
would be helpful if you could quote the reference number quoted above.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Gill Clowes
Customer Relations and Compliance Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Cheshire East Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cheshire East 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

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

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Date: 12 February 2018
Our Reference: 2158034
 
Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Gill Clowes
Customer Relations and Compliance Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

FOI East, Cheshire East Council

Ms Johnson -

The response to this request was issued earlier today.
I apologise for the delay in responding.
Do you still require an Internal Review as all the information held has been supplied.

Kind regards.

Compliance & Customer Relations Team

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