Disclosure Details

Contracts - 071/17

Dated: 02 Feb 2017

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 17 January 2017 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions. 

You asked:

1. How many security companies have been awarded contracts to work with Northumbria Police since 2010

2. How many security companies have been refused work with Northumbria Police since 2010?

3. What has the cost saving been to Northumbria Police as a result of partnership work with security companies since 2010?

4. What functions are being carried out by security companies on behalf of Northumbria Police?

5. How many individuals and/or organisations have been granted Accredited Persons status under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme in Northumbria Police area since the 2008 Home Office audit?


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 within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. Two

2. None

3. Northumbria Police has had no partnering arrangements with security companies

4. Temporary Security Guards and Taxi Marshalls

5. Northumbria Police does not currently operate any Community Safety Accreditation Schemes and there are no plans to introduce such a scheme in the near future.  

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.