Disclosure Details

Unsuccessful applicants - 389/15

Dated: 31 Jul 2015

Date of request:      16/04/15

Date of response:    19/05/15

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

Thank you for your email dated  16 April 2015 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: 

 This is a Freedom of Information Act request. I would like to know the following information for each of the last five calendar years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).

1a) How many people applying for jobs as police officers have been rejected? 
b) What were the nationalities of these people? If nationality is not recorded, please provide their ethnicity. 
2a) How many people applying for jobs as PCSOs have been rejected? 
b) What were the nationalities of these people? If nationality is not recorded, please provide their ethnicity. 

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 in part by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 
We do not hold data back to 2010 therefore we are unable to provide for that time period,  however in order that we provide you with as much information as possible we have included the information for 2015 to date. 
Where columns are blank no recruitment took place those years.

With the above in mind please see the below attached which provides a response accordingly. 

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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