Disclosure Details

Volunteers and Speed Cameras - 174/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2013

Date of request: 09/01/2012

Date of response: 01/03/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 7th February 2012 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: 

  1. The number of speed guns / cameras issued to volunteers in each of the last three years.

  2. The number of warning letters to drivers caught speeding by volunteers in each of the last three years.

  3. Details of any other enforcement activity undertaken by volunteers with support form the force.

In response:

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 Operations Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held, in part, by Northumbria Police.

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

This scheme is being piloted in Rothbury, Northumberland and started in July 2011.  We are therefore only able to provide information from that date.

It should also be noted that we have not taken Special Constables to be included in this request as 'volunteers' .

  1. 1 speed laser gun.

  2. 41 letters have been sent from July 2011 to the end of January 2012 however it should be noted that these could have been recorded by officers as there is no distinction made on the database recording these instances.

  3. No information held.  There has been no other enforcement action taken at this time.

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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