Dear West Berkshire 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

foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2018/29

Dear Ms Johnson

Request for information: Use of Body Worn Video

Thank you for your request received on 8th January 2018; we will seek to
respond within twenty working days.

Yours sincerely,

Jessica Bailiss
Policy Officer
Strategic Support West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury RG14 5LD
(01635) 503124 | Ext 3124 | [1][email address]
[2]www.westberks.gov.uk
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foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2018/29

 

Dear Ms Johnson

 

Request for information: Use of Body Worn Video

 

Please see below the Council’s response to your request for information.

 

You have asked;

 

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:

Currently no.

Cameras have been obtained but are not currently in use

 

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

Pinnacle Response - PR5

 

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

Not known at this time.

Trading Standards

 

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

Council Employees

 

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

2

 

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

£800

 

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?

N/A

 

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

Currently no data is held

 

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

John Nash, Team Manager - Trading Standards

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you may ask
for an internal review. You should contact The FoI Reviewing Officer,
Strategic Support, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, email
FoI[1]@westberks.gov.uk  if you wish to request a review. 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

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Access Compliance Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [2][email address]

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