Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
Woburn Road, Kempston,
Bedford, MK43 9AX
Telephone: 01234 842547
10th October 2019
REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2019/05957
I write in connection with your request for information received on 16th September. I note you seek access to the following information:
Please supply me with officer and staff conviction data broken down as follows: The number of staff and officer convictions, for the years of 2008 and 2018 (Jan 1 - Dec 31 of both years) listed by the year of conviction, the offence and the outcome. If your records do not go back as far as 2008 then I will accept the earliest year you have records for after 2008 and 2018 (the years between are not being requested).
I am required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published and therefore, in the public domain without caveat.
Officer and staff convictions
|| Number of convictions
I can confirm that some information relating to Officer and Staff convictions for 2008 & 2018 has been published in the public domain and can be found on the BBC (follow up story) and on our website.
This information is therefore exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Section 21 provides that where information is available to you from another source we do not have to provide further copies.
The information you have requested is available on the BBC and Cambridgeshire Constabulary website using the above links.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary neither confirms nor denies that it holds additional information in relation to your request as the duty in section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of information Act 2000 does not apply, by virtue of the following exemption: Section 40 (2) – Personal Information The Section 40 (2) exemption is a class based absolute exemption.
This means that the legislators have identified that there would be harm in disclosure and there is no need to evidence this or carry out a public interest test.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the above reference number.
Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Constabulary provides you the right to request an independent review of this response under its review procedure. If you require such a review you must notify us within two months from the date of this letter. After lodging a complaint with Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Constabulary if you are still dissatisfied with the decision you may make an application to the Information Commissioner. For information on how to make a complaint please visit ICO.org.uk or contact them on 0303 123 1113.