Items Stolen From Police - 470/11
Dated: 29 Jun 2011
Date of request: 22/06/2011
Date of response: 29/06/2011
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your email dated 22 June 2011 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.
I'd like to see details of all items - including police equipment and vehicles and personal items - which have been stolen from officers while they were on duty in 2010, and so far in 2011. Can you please tell me the full circumstances of each theft/taking without owners consent crimes? I'd like to know:
- what the object is.
- where it was taken from, when, and in what manner e.g. a jacket taken from a police vehicle in Pallister Park, Middlesbrough in May 2010
- how much the object is worth
- if it was ever recovered
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Please note this request has been aggregated with FOI 373/11, submitted by a colleague of yours within the same organisation, NCJ Media
The Fees Regulations state that two or more requests to one public authority can be aggregated for the purposes of calculating costs if they are:
by one person, or by different persons who appear to the public authority
to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign;
for the same or similar information; and
the subsequent request is received by the public authority within 60 working days of the previous request.
The intention of this provision is to prevent individuals or organisations evading the appropriate limit by dividing a request into smaller parts.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department 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.
It has been necessary to individually view every crime report where 'Northumbria Police', or a 'police officer' was recorded as a victim, to extract information which answers your request. The below results are up to and include 26th June 2011.
|1||Mobile Phone||Sunderland Road, Felling, Gateshead||14/05/10||During a fight with police officer, steal officers mobile phone||£100||Yes|
|2||Food Stuffs||Police Station, The Galleries, Washington||19/05/10||Stolen whilst unattended in unoccupied office||£4.50||No|
|3||Mobile Phone||Tynemouth Close, Newcastle||20/02/11||Enter and steal from front seat of parked, unattended and insecure police vehicle||£200||No|
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.
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
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