Disclosure Details

Theft of police equipment - 393/15

Dated: 26 Jan 2015

Date of request:      08/05/14

Date of response:    19/06/14

Provision of informati11 held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 8 May 2014 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

Could you please provide an itemised list of all equipment belonging to the force which has been stolen from 15th April 2011 to 15th April 2014?
Could you provide a description of the item (ie. body camera), how much it costs/its value to replace and the date it was stolen?
Could you also state the location where an item was stolen and whether it was from a premises/an officer or a car etc. 

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

 We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Strategy and Performance Unit of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The information contained in this response is based on the number of  items belonging to Northumbria Police that have been stolen between 15/04/2011 and 15/04/2014 in which the victim was recorded as Northumbria Police or a relevant variation of this, such as Police Officer or PC.

Please note where the actual value of the item is unknown a nominal value of £1 is recorded. This should not be taken as the true value of the item.
With the above in mind, please see the below attached which answers this request. 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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