West Mercia Police Crime Mapper

Julian Todd made this Freedom of Information request to West Mercia Police

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Dear Sir or Madam,

According to the West Mercia Police website:

http://www.westmercia.police.uk/crimesta...

"To help you understand the level of crime in your neighbourhood, we have produced the CrimeMapper website..."

I have reason to believe that this mapping service was provided on contract from Rock Kitchen Harris, the company which owns the domain crimemapper.co.uk, and whose NPIA website has superseded it.

Please may I be sent:

* the names and dates of the contractors/consultants (including RKH) who developed and maintained the crime mapper website (as announced in the above press release) for West Mercia Police from its original tender to its final completion.

* the full costs incurred by the contracts related to building and maintaining the site.

* copies of the contracts and agreements signed for delivery of this service.

I have been advised by the West Mercia Police Authority that this information is held by the Police force rather than the Police Authority.

Yours faithfully,

Julian Todd

Yours faithfully,

Julian Todd

Dear Mr Todd

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: RFI2235/1

I write in connection with your request for information dated and received
on 26th November 2009.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances West Mercia Police may be unable to achieve
this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the
information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20
working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If
you chose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

Mrs SJ Cale

Information Compliance Assistant

Information Compliance Unit

Information Management & Technology Department

West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565

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Information Compliance,

Dear Mr Todd

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: RFI 2235/1

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 26^th November 2009.  Please find below the response to your request:

According to the West Mercia Police website:
[1]http://www.westmercia.police.uk/crimesta...

"To help you understand the level of crime in your neighbourhood, we have
produced the CrimeMapper website..."

I have reason to believe that this mapping service was provided on
contract from Rock Kitchen Harris, the company which owns the

domain crimemapper.co.uk, and whose NPIA website has superseded it.

Please may I be sent:

1. The names and dates of the contractors/consultants (including RKH) who
developed and maintained the crime mapper website (as

announced in the above press release) for West Mercia Police from its
original tender to its final completion.

REPLY: Rock Kitchen Harris (RKH) had the contract for the crime mapper
website. 20^th November 2008 - 23^rd December 2008.

Mr Ian Moore was the lead web producer and received web development
technical support from Mr Paul Sculthorpe and Mr Leon Bayliss.

2. The full costs incurred by the contracts related to building and
maintaining the site.

REPLY: The licence fee cost was £2350.00 and the fee for converting West
Mercia Police boundary files was £187.50 which equates to £2537.50
including £380.62 VAT.

Please note that one years IT support of site and server supplied by RKH
was included in the licence fee. No training or administration costs were
incurred.

Ongoing administration of the site since its launch has been conducted by
West Mercia Police (WMP) personnel and since September 2009 The National
Policing Improvement agency (NPIA) took over the site and developed as a
national Crime mapper site for all forces, therefore, no further costs
have been incurred.

3. Copies of the contracts and agreements signed for delivery of this
service.

REPLY: This information is held in hard copy. Please provide us with a
postal address should you wish to proceed with this part of the request

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by our
Strategy, Performance and Communication Department is as accurate and
comprehensive as possible.

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

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

Miss R Forrest

Information Compliance Unit

Information Management and Technology Department

West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law.  Applications for the copyright
owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

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decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.

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

Ask to have the decision looked at again -

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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
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed.  WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 2 months of the date of its response to your Freedom of Information
request.  Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:

West Mercia Police Headquarters

Information Management and Technology Department

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

PO Box 55

Worcester

WR3 8SP

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 2 months.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with WMP 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 545700

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