Verification procedure for Police Trap Housing

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
What policies/written procedures and other relevant documentation, the rules when Trap Housing is used for the prevention or detection of crime. The question is to enable the public to distinguish and verify, when a trap housing operation is Police operation, different from criminals imitating trap housing and impersonating law enforcement to film the private life of targets in their homes and sell the film for entertainment, to obtain by fraud personal data about targets and to physically harm targets in their home. There are numerous cases where fraudulent "safety scheme" criminals approach local residents all across the UK and make them surrender the use of their home to trap house a target. In my view, if I was approached I would photograph and take all ID detais of the "safety scheme" pretender and verify them with the local Police Commander and the local police station, however, the majority of the public is too fearful of crime (real or imagined)and too eager to obey even fake authority badges and they do not verify the Police credentials of trap housing before surrendering their home for six months or so. The practice is extremely lucrative for identity fraud robberies, crime gangs use it all the time including a guy wanted for murder a woman who held up a bank and others, so please mark the lawful procedure for trap housing a target who is considered crime suspect.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

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My relevant background concerns re this query are on my website blogs:
a) www.uktargetedindividuals.blogspot.com
b)www.howbizarre2010.blogspot.com
c)brightness2009 my youtube channel

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Dear Ms Iatrido,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011080001996
I respond in connection with your request for information dated 11th
August 2011 which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on
the same date. I note you seek access to the following information:

What policies/written procedures and other relevant documentation, the
rules when Trap Housing is used for the prevention or detection of
crime.

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Dear Ms Iatrido,
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011080001996
I respond in connection with your request for information dated 11th
August 2011 which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on
the same date. I note you seek access to the following information:
What policies/written procedures and other relevant documentation, the
rules when Trap Housing is used for the prevention or detection of
crime.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), we have 20 working
days to respond to a request for information unless we are considering
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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
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SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or
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email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
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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
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represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
To James Young,
SCD Communications Manager,

Of course you can have another 20 days to consider my initial FOI:
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011080001996 dated 11th
August 2011:
"What policies/written procedures and other relevant documentation, the
rules when Trap Housing is used for the prevention or detection of crime." I can narrow down what info to disclose for this FOI: Traphousing operations are being done, on Targets who are homeless or disabled, vulnerable persons and irrelevant to crimes: in particular:
Method1: using an astonishing sound disorientation warfare method, where some device gets installed in the building that reverses the true direction of sound: your family is talking to you from your right hand flat where they live and you hear the sound coming from the left hand flat which is empty and locked up. Why such an advanced warfare sound system on a homeless,vulnerable person? To astonish or confuse for what reason?
Method 2: Rigging the flat's electricity wiring to an external electricity line from the corridor plus extending a BT landline on the flats wiring with switches and converters,then an operator from wall to wall, less than 30 metre distance can dial in microwaves, various pulsations that cause the target precancerous growths on the skin, exhaustion or pain. Why would this type of trap housing be used on some Italian fitted with a pacemaker and being treated by the NHS, who is just a disabled vulnerable person and has no links with crime?
Method 3: Beaming up from downstairs upwards microphone beams that make the sound of eating crisps or the sound of typing on the keyboard amplified and deafening. Why such advanced microphone gets wasted just ot hear a couple arguing about trivial nothings?
Method 4. "Raining down from the lectrical wiring harmful frequencies that can shoot the human target, his food or medications and slow down recovery from illnesses. Why on targets with NO criminal record or links? No doubt these are imitations of trap housing, the FOi is because they are being done on vulnerable "nobodies" and unless your answer provides distinction guidelines on physical harm by trap housing, the local Police is just gobsmacked, sceptical and unable to help.
I hope these specific depictions of traphousing in real life and real context help you answer to create common ground with local law enforcement. Your answer will be useful to them as well.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
To James Young, SCD Communications Manager,
Your answer to this FOI, will also help to clarify what are the duties of BT and Power Companies to their retail customers and the Electricians Trade Union, plus the BT engineers trade unions, plus those letting agencies who own 100-400 flats where these trap housing operations are being done without their knowledge or consent. In particular, your answer if succesful to the point, should change the BT engineers and British Power refusal to check and remove any converters and extensions added that turn power supply into a directed energy weapon arsenal of many harmful frequencies. Leaving this technology hidden in obscurity affects the entire population, its like a genocide by distorting the purpose of Utilities instead to supply to disable or incapacitate high percentages of the unsuspecting population.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Iatridou,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011080001996

I respond in connection with your request for information dated 11th
August 2011 which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on
the same date.  I note you seek access to the following information:

What policies/written procedures and other relevant documentation, the
rules when Trap Housing is used for the prevention or detection of crime.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the Specialist Crime Directorate (SCD).

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