Use of Mosquito Deterrent Devices in London

Alex Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Do the MPS have any mosquito sonic deterrent devices in operation within the City of Westminster or the Borough of Camden?

If so:

- where are they located?

- how often are they activated?

- what was the date of last activation of each device and the duration?

- are any review activities underway as to their ongoing use?

Additionally, regardless of whether there are any in operation by MPS themselves:

- Are there any Mosquito devices deployed by private businesses within the City of Westminster or the Borough of Camden which the MPS are aware of?

Best regards,
Alex Smith

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Smith

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013020002417
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 21/02/2013.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

*  " Do the MPS have any mosquito sonic deterrent devices in operation
within the City of Westminster or the Borough of Camden? If so:
- where are they located?        
- how often are they activated?        
- what was the date of last activation of each device and the
duration?        
- are any review activities underway as to their ongoing use?        
Additionally, regardless of whether there are any in operation by MPS
themselves:        
- Are there any Mosquito devices deployed by private businesses within
the City of Westminster or the Borough of Camden which the MPS are
aware of? "

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Dear Alex Smith

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013020002417

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 21/02/2013.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* Do the MPS have any mosquito sonic deterrent devices in operation
within the City of Westminster or the Borough of Camden?
* If so: - where are they located? - how often are they activated? -
what was the date of last activation of each device and the duration?
- are any review activities underway as to their ongoing use?      
* Additionally, regardless of whether there are any in operation by MPS
themselves: - Are there any Mosquito devices deployed by private
businesses within the City of Westminster or the Borough of Camden
which the MPS are aware of? .

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within the MPS
to locate information relevant to your request.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
with Westminster and Camden Borough Operational Command Units (BOCU).

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches failed to locate any information relevant to your request,
therefore, the information you have requested is not held by the MPS.

It has been confirmed that BOCUs that they do not have any such devices in
operation within their areas.  

It was also confirmed that they do not hold any information regarding the
operation of any mosquito devices in business premises within the
boroughs.  

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact David Edwards on telephone number 0207 161 3583 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

David Edwards
Public Access Office
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.  

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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