Disclosure Details

Community Safety Accreditation Scheme - 425/14

Dated: 31 Jul 2015

Date of request:    19/05/2014

Date of response:  11/06/2014

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

Thank you for your email dated 19  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: 

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request details of your Force's use of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme; specifically I am asking for: 

1. A list of organisations that have been accredited by your Police Force under the scheme, as of May 1st 2014. 

2. The number of individuals from each organisation who are accredited under the scheme in your area, as of May 1st 2014. 

3. The number of times an individual has had their accreditation has been withdrawn. I further request that this information be broken down by organisation.  

4. The number of times an individual has faced disciplinary proceedings for misusing their powers under the scheme.

To clarify the timeframe for Questions 3 and 4 was meant to be from the 1st May 2010 to the 1st May 2014.  

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 HR 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.

1. Northumbria Police does not currently operate any Community Safety Accreditation Schemes.

2. Not applicable

3. Not applicable

4. Not applicable 

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 underour 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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