Vehicle Allocation to Chief Officer Group

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Geoffrey Goodfellow

Dear Bedfordshire Police,

I request the below information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:-

1.) The make, model and specification (full specification from the purchase) of each vehicle allocated to each member of police staff and police officer making up the Chief Officer Group.
2.) The cost of purchase for each vehicle and the date of purchase
3.) Confirm or negate whether each vehicle is equipped with emergency lighting and audible equipment
4.) The current police driving qualification (standard / response / advanced) of each member of police staff and officer that makes up Chief Officer Group together with the date that the said member passed their driving qualification or indeed the last date they were reassessed against the requirements of the driving qualification
5.) The most common marked police vehicle currently in use by your force
6.) The cost (average cost if necessary) for the purchase of the most commonly purchased vehicle as per question 5.

I am conscious that claim may be laid with regards to exemptions being available in respect of my questions relating to costings under Section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Commercial Interests). Nonetheless, I would like to reassure you that other forces have provided this information and I would ask that, should you consider applying this exemption, you consider carefully the difference between 'commercial interests' and 'financial interests' as I do not feel the release of such information would indeed prejudice any further commercial interests but simply allow your force to be accountable with regards to the expenditure of public finances.

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Geoffrey Goodfellow

Geoffrey Goodfellow

Good morning,

With regards to my request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, some other forces have asked me to clarify point 3 in relation to "emergency lighting and audible equipment". Just for sake of clarity, by this, I am referring to sirens and klaxons whether they be overt or covert.

Yours sincerely,

Geoffrey Goodfellow

Freedom of Information, Bedfordshire Police

Hello Geoffrey,

Unfortunately I have been unable to gather all the information for your request due to the relevant department having sickness etc.
I hope to be in a position to have this for you within the next few days - should this change in any way I will keep you informed.
Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Mary Donoghue
Information Services

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Dear Geoffrey ,

 

Please find response attached for information request 2016-00247.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mary Donoghue

Information Services

 

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Dear Mr Goodfellow

 

It has today been brought to our attention that we have responded
incorrectly in respect to question 6 of your request.

 

We have been advised that the most common marked vehicle in use which is
the Vauxhall Astra was purchased on a previous contract and as such it is
not the current price which means the commercial interests exemption does
not apply.

 

I have therefore, updated our response accordingly. Please find updated
response attached.

 

Kind Regards

 

Rachel Beaty

Information Services Officer

Bedfordshire Police

Headquarters, Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK43 9AX

 

Tel Office: 01234 842355

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From: DONOGHUE, Mary 4954 On Behalf Of Freedom of Information
Sent: 25 February 2016 10:56
To: Geoffrey Goodfellow ([FOI #312707 email])
Subject: Response Letter 2016 00247

 

Dear Geoffrey ,

 

Please find response attached for information request 2016-00247.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mary Donoghue

Information Services

 

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