Unclassified Requests

2019 Disclosures

  1. How many missing person reports do you receive, on average, either weekly, monthly or yearly (whichever record is the easiest for you to retrieve?)
  2. How many unresolved missing person cases do you have on your database? (This could be that a body has not yet been retrieved, or the person has not been located.)
  3. How many missing person cases have you had that have resulted in the individual becoming the victim of a murder/homicide? (This could be of any time period which is the most convenient for you to retrieve. Further, this can include missing person cases ending in murder which have been solved or not)

 

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  1. The number of requests to your force from individuals seeking deletion of their custody image from all police databases since the publication of a Home Office review on the issue on February 24, 2017

(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/custody-images-review-of-their-use-and-retention).

Please give figures on applications for deletion for the period from (and including) February 24/2017 to (and including) December 31/2018.

  1. The number of those requests that have, as of December 31,2018, been: a) Accepted b)Refused c)Are still under consideration.

 

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The number of ‘big cat’ sightings reported to Dorset Police in each calendar year from 2016 to 2018.

If possible, I’d be grateful if you could also provide any available details of these sightings, such as date, location and any comments recorded in the incident log.

To assist with any keyword searches you might need to carry out, please include references to "Big Cat", "Puma", "Panther", “Lion”, "Tiger", "Beast", "Black Cat", "Large Cat", "Wild Cat" or "Cheetah".

 

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Please provide the number of cheating and attempted cheating incidents during the Life in the UK test reported to the police in 2018.

I would prefer to receive this for the calendar year ending 2018 but if that is not available, please provide the number of incidents for the financial year 2017/18 instead.

 

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What % of Police Officers - excluding Wildlife Officers - have received training to recognise illegal hunting?

What % of Wildlife Officers have received formal training to recognise illegal hunting?

Who provided this training - as in their qualifications and capacity? – See above
How long was the training course?

Policy & Procedures:
Q. Are officers being asked to actively monitor hunts and look for evidence of illegal activities?

Q. Do officers monitoring hunts have to 'declare an interest' if they hunt?

Q. How many successful prosecutions have you secured regarding the illegal killing of foxes/hares? 

 

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  1. When did you start carrying out mobile phone extractions using SSK’s and Hubs?
  2. What specific technologies do you use including hardware and software e.g.
  3. Cellebrite UFED Touch, XRY Physical, Cellebrite Cloud Analyser? We note you currently state you contract with Radio Tactics.
  4. Do you have a list of the different types of data that can be extracted using the
  5. different software and hardware? Please note that this is a general request and we are not asking you to list the types of data for each separate extraction.
  6. Do you record mobile phone extractions which take place using SSK's and Hubs?
  7. Do you separate between victims, witnesses and suspects when you extract
  8. information from mobile phones?
  9. Upon what legal basis do you believe you can carry out mobile phone extractions?
  10. Do you record the legal basis for each extraction? If not, is the same legal basis
  11. assumed for every extraction, whether or not for example consent is obtained?
  12. In every case where mobile phone extraction is carried out at an SSK or Hub, is the individual, whether victim, witness or suspect, informed that data will be extracted from their device?
  13. In every case where mobile phone extraction is carried out at an SSK or Hub, is the individual, whether victim, witness or suspect, informed of their rights and if so what information are they provided with?
  14. Do you seek consent from individuals, whether victim, witness or suspect, before
  15. you extract data from their device?
  16. Do you request individual’s password / passcode / biometric before extracting data from their mobile phone? Are there instances where you do not seek an individual's password / passcode / biometrics before extracting data? We note that certain extraction technologies enable the bypassing of passwords / passcodes / biometrics.
  17. On what basis can an individual, whether victim, witness or suspect, refuse to provide password / passcode / biometric to their phone?
  18. If an individual, whether victim, witness or suspect, refuses to provide their password / passcode / biometric, upon what legal basis can you either (a) force them to provide this information (b) pursue a prosecution for failure to provide this information (c) extract data without consent?
  19. Does the technology you use allow you to bypass password / passcode / biometric?
  20. If you are unable to bypass password / passcode / biometric on a device do you (a) send it to the High Tech Crime Unit and/or (b) send it to ACESO or Cellebrite?

 

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Total breakdown of the number of lost electronic devices within your police force over the last two calendar years, 2018 and 2017.

Please include devices reported lost or stolen from all officers and civilian staff within the department.

Please break the figures down by year and into the following categories: Mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers.

 

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  1. How many requests are received asking to have a person's DNA profile deleted from the police database after they have been ruled out of committing a crime?
  2. How many of these applications are successful?
  3. How many applications for DNA profiles to be removed from the police database come from convicted criminals?
  4. How many of these application are successful.

Please provide a break down for the last three years (2016, 2017, 2018) by each year.

 

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  1. The number of accredited persons empowered by your authority, under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme. Please state the company/organisation of these accredited persons, and the powers they possess.
  2. Any statistics your authority possesses on a central database concerning the use of dispersal powers in your authority in the year 2018.

 

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- Record 2

  • The cost of public consultations on the possible merger of Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police forces, in each of the last five years.
  • The cost of any other expenditure directly related to the possible merger, in each of the last five years. Please could you give me a break down of what the expenses are by category (eg travel costs, hotel stay costs, hospitality costs, extra administration related to the merger, any extra staff taken on to explore the possible merger etc).
  • What was the division of expenditure between the different forces and crime commissioners, and how was this agreed?
  • Was expenditure on merger consultations in line with expectations?
  • If not and it was less, where has the remaining money been allocated?
  • If not and it was more, where has the extra money come from to pay for it?
  • A breakdown of how the consultation(s) was/were done and the cost of each aspect (eg by phone, 1-2-1, form filling, social media – Facebook/Twitter etc).
  • Did you, the Crime Commissioners for each of the two counties and Dorset Police all ask the same questions in consultations?
  • How many people were consulted, and what were their age groups/sexes?

 

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  1. Has your force ever requested, from the relevant government body, for the use of intimate and/or non-intimate DNA samples collected by your force in the UK to be cross-checked or cross examined with any commercial company (paid for by members of the public) that has stored or stores genetic material in the UK, the EU or the US?
  2. Has your force ever requested, from the relevant government body, for the use of intimate and/or non-intimate DNA samples collected by your force in the UK to be cross-checked or cross examined with any commercial company (paid for by members of the public) that has stored or stores genetic material in the UK, the EU or the US?
  3. Has any foreign law enforcement agency requested your force to cross-checked or cross examined any intimate and/or non-intimate DNA samples collected by their force with any stored or stores of genetic material in the UK?
  4. If so, please can you name the force and country of residence?

 

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I would like to request a list of any international:
• collaborations,
• strategic partnerships,
• memoranda of understandings,
• partnership agreements,
that your force may have had with an international police force for the period 2008 to 2018 (calendar years).

 

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3a. Please inform me whether the force uses any private sector supplied facial recognition solution(s), and in what capacity.

3b. Please inform me of the name of the vendor(s), and contract details, including cost and length of time the contract(s) run(s) for.

 

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Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please can you tell me what your force's current backlog is in terms of the number of digital devices awaiting forensic examination?

 

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  1. Do you, or have you ever vetted prospective Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinators prior to them being approved for the role.
  2. If so, how long has this procedure been in place?
  3. Why do police check on a person’s CRO record, what event influenced the police to do so?
  4. What happens if a person has a record, who makes the decision as to suitability?

 

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Has the transgender charity, Mermaids, ever provided training for police officers and/or staff within your force?

If so, please can you provide information on this training:

a) what form did it take?

b) when did it place?

c) how much did it cost?

 

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  1. As of the 31st January 2019, how many social media accounts do you have representing your organization?
  2. 12 months ago - as of the 31st January 2018 - how many social media accounts did you have?
  3. How many inbound social media questions, queries or complaints did you receive during the period 1st January 2019 to 31st January 2019?
  4. How many inbound social media questions, queries or complaints did you receive during the period 1st January 2018 to 31st January 2018?
  5. As of the 31st January 2019, how many people in your organisation manage and respond to inbound social media questions, queries or complaints?
  6. 12 months ago - as of the 31st January 2018 - how many people in your organisation were managing and responding to inbound social media questions, queries and complaints?
  7. What was your average response time across all of your social media accounts during the period of 1st January 2019 to 31st January 2019?
  8. What was your average response time across all of your social media accounts during the period of 1st January 2018 to 31st January 2018?

 

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  1. Do you employ coroner’s officers?
  2. If yes which coroner areas/ services do you provide officers for?
  3. Does the force fund these positions? If not, how are they funded? By whom?
  4. Can you tell me for each of the last five years, with a breakdown for each coroner’s service, how many coroner’s officers are/were employed?
  5. Can you tell me for each of the last five years, with a breakdown for each coroner’s service, the total cost per year to the force of providing coroner’s officers?

 

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I would like to find out whether the force has any punitive measures in place specifically for people caught having sex in parks or public spaces. This might include measures such as fines or tickets, for example.

If it does, please could you disclose how many such measures you have handed out to date, and, if possible, according to the year?

For clarity, I am asking about specific measures which you may have that target people who have sex in parks and/or public spaces, and not about punishment for offences which might cover this type of act (such as outraging public decency).

 

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  1. How many rewards for information have been offered and for how much in the last year?
  2. How many of the rewards for information offered have been claimed and successfully paid in the last year and for how much?
  3. How many of the rewards for information offered have been claimed and refused in the last year and for how much?

    Could I please have the data for the last FIVE years, from January 2014 to April 2019 or the most recently available data. Could you please sort the data by year.

 

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During and for the periods;

01st January, 2016 to 31st December 2016.

01st January, 2017 to 31st December 2017.

01st January, 2018 to 31st December 2018.

The information sort should be taken only from the Professional Standards department’s databases such as Centurion or equivalent (or whatever database is used to make such records for the force).

For the following responses I am interested in Special Constables regardless of their rank or grade. For response one I am interested in Special Constables within your force (i.e. under the direction and control of your Chief Constable/Commissioner) who have been subject to a public complaint under The Police Reform Act. Only report those which are on the Professional Standards records, not those which are recorded on other local force systems.

Response 1 (A); Total number of Public Complaints for each period where at least one Special Constable was a subject to a complaint.

Response 1 (B); Total number of Special Constables (during the same periods) who were a subject in a public complaint.

  • For 1(B) above - where more than one SC are subject to the same complaint, count each officer as a separate number to add to the total.
  • For 1(B) above - count separately the same officer if they appear as a subject on separate occasions during any period (i.e. have more than one complaint in any period).
  • For 1(A&B) above - Please disregard the number of allegations arising from any single complaint.

During and for the periods;

01st January, 2016 to 31st December 2016.

01st January, 2017 to 31st December 2017.

01st January, 2018 to 31st December 2018.

The information sort should be taken only from the Professional Standards department’s databases such as Centurion or equivalent (or whatever database is used to make such records for the force).

For the following responses I am interested in Special Constables regardless of their rank or grade. For response two I am interested in Special Constables within your force (i.e. under the direction and control of your Chief Constable/Commissioner) who have been subject to a conduct assessment under the Police (Conduct) Regulations. Only report those which are on the Professional Standards records, not those which are recorded on other local force systems. If your force only records conduct assessments that proceed to an investigation then count these but advise that this is the case.

Response 2 (A); Total number of conduct assessments for each period where at least one Special Constable was an officer to the assessment.

Response 2 (B); Total number of Special Constables for each period subject to a conduct assessment (i.e. in the case of two or more SCs involved in an incident where a conduct assessment was undertaken).

  • For 2(B) above - where more than one SC is subject to a conduct assessment arising from the same incident count each officer as a separate number to add to the total.
  • For 2(B) above - count separately the same officer if they appear as a subject on separate occasions during any period (i.e. have more than one conduct assessment in any period).
  • For 1(A&B) above - Please disregard the number of allegations arising from any single incident.

Does your force deliver any training to Special Constables (of all ranks and grades) around prevention of misconduct?

 

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2020 Disclosures

I am writing to respectfully request the following information in relation to your force.

Data Protection Officer Name

Data Protection Officer Address

Data Protection Officer Telephone Number

Data Protection Officer Fax Number

Data Protection Officer Email

Data Protection Officer DX Number

A copy of the forces privacy policy in relation to offender data.

A copy of the forces freedom of information policy

A disclosure of any forms which require completion for a DSAR by legal advisors/advocates on behalf of offenders.

 

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Record 2

The Portman Hunt met in Blandford Forum on Boxing Day. The police presence on that occasion acted commendably in securing public order and safety.

  1. What was the total cost for policing this event?
  2. Was this event met exclusively from the budget allocated to Dorset Police?
  3. Did the Portman Hunt make any contribution to the policing of the event?

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How many planned unlicensed music events did your force record in the following years? –

  1. 2019
  2. 2018
  3. 2017
  4. 2016
  5. 2015

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I require the collar numbers and names of all Dorset Police officers who hold recognised qualifications allowing them to make judgements on the mental health of a complainant.
I require details of the recognised qualifications and on what dates they were obtained.

According to the College of Policing - Authorised Professional Practice
"Police officers are neither trained nor equipped to carry out clinical assessments on the mental health or wellbeing of an individual."

Which Dorset Police officers have received training to carry out clinical assessments on the mental health or wellbeing of an individual?

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