Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Wokingham Borough Council

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Dear Wokingham Borough 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.

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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

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FOI Team, Wokingham Borough Council

Dear Lucy Johnson

RE: Freedom of Information Request Ref No: 9643

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

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Wokingham Borough Council

Dear Lucy Johnson

RE: Freedom of Information Request Ref No: 9643

Thank you for your recent communication, please find detailed below the information in response to your request.

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:

1. The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

a) 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:

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

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

d) 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?

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

f) If they are part of an ongoing contract:

i) what is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire) and

ii) what is the value of said contract?

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

h) Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?
- Corporate Health and Safety provides for a central role within Wokingham Borough Council for specialist health and safety advice and guidance. Through their risk assessments individual service areas make decisions about safety equipment and procurement. To the best of Corporate Health and Safety’s knowledge, at this time body cameras are not used within Wokingham Borough Council.

If you are dissatisfied with our response, you can request for it to be reviewed by contacting the Council’s Legal Services at Wokingham Borough Council via; Information Services, Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN, or e-mailing [Wokingham Borough Council request email] detailing the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the response. Please address your correspondence to Shared Legal Solutions.

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Yours sincerely

Pam Chahal
Information Services
Customer Services