Freedom of Information and Data Sharing

The Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A 'public authority' is defined in the Act, and includes, but is not restricted to, central and local government, non-governmental public bodies, the police, the health service and schools, colleges and universities. Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.

For more information on our data sharing policies, including how to make a Freedom of Information request please read the Publication Scheme.

To make a Freedom of Information request or to find out more email foi.PC@westyorks-ca.gov.uk. We will look to respond to requests within 20 working days wherever possible.

Freedom of Information requests made to the Mayor regarding policing and crime will be hosted below. You can see previous requests under the Police and Crime Commissioner here westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/how-we-work/freedom-information-and-data-sharing.

 

Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2021 (from 10th May onwards)

 


Disclosure Date: 21/12/21

Request: "Total number of Police complaint reviews by Office of West Yorkshire PCC from 1/2/2020 to 19/11/2021
Total number of police complaints upheld by Office of West Yorkshire PCC from 1/2/2020 to 19/11/2021"

Disclosure: Response


Disclosure Date: 17/12/21

Request: Are any of the people working for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the IOPC ex-police officers, or have spouses or partners that are serving or have served as police officers, or other departments civil or otherwise that are involved with the Police at an official level?

Disclosure: The West Yorkshire Combined Authority do not record this information


Disclosure Date: 06/12/21

Request: Please provide year on year data for the past five years.
Turning to your request for clarification of the FOI request, please provide year on year data for the past five years.
Can you please provide also the minutes of the meeting which decided the changes introduced in the June version of the policy."

Disclosure: Response


Disclosure Date: 06/12/21

Request: How many times has an unreasonable behaviour notice been issued by your office?

How many times have they been appealed, and how many of those appeals were upheld?

Disclosure: Response


Disclosure Date: 02/12/21

Request: 1. Is heritage crime an issue in your county?
2. Is heritage crime an important issue for your county?
3. What are the levels of recorded heritage crime in your county over the last 5 years?
4. What categories of heritage crime have been recorded in your county over the last 5 years?
5. Is heritage crime considered as a priority for the Police & Crime Commissioner e.g. is it included in your Police and Crime Plan
6. Does your service partake in and/or encourage partnership working with outside bodies with regards to heritage crime working, for example, Historic England?
7. Are situational crime prevention techniques used by the service you are responsible for preventing heritage crimes? "

Disclosure: No information held


Disclosure Date: 26/11/21

Request: Please could you send me details of the West Yorkshire Police budget and Police staffing levels for the last ten years, plus any projections for the immediate future?

I recollect that on occasion the constituent authorities have “topped up” the Police budget by funding additional PCSOs and similar “extras”. I am not sure how this is recorded in the budget, but I would be grateful if your figures could make these arrangements clear.

Disclosure:https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/finance/statement-of-accounts/


Disclosure Date: 24/11/21

Request: "Would you please disclose information concerning how you / your office deal with complaints made against the Chief Constable. The type of information which I would like is;
1. Details of each step followed from the minute a complaint is received and up until a recording decision, letter is sent to the complainant;
2. Which internal forms / documents are used, completed during a complaints process
3. How are reasons, decisions and rationale recorded during above process. And which (if any) form/s / document/.s and or reports are required to be completed (including when case is closed)
4. If the Chief Constable is required to be (or is) contacted once a complaint is received. And, if so, if the Chief Constable is asked or is required to supply you (as PCC) / your office with comments or an account in reply to the allegations / complaint/s during the assessment stage (and in advance of recording decision being issued)
With regards to above. I would also be grateful if you could disclose either screenshots or copies of the required , i.e. blank copies of those documents showing the layout, information required etc"

Disclosure: Response


Disclosure Date: 04/11/21

Request: 1. how the temporary reduction of the speed limit from 40 to 30 mph has impacted on the “casualty reduction figures” during that period.
I would like the total number of accidents from the 2 years preceding the enforcement of 30mph?
I would like the total number of accidents from the 30mph enforcement date to the present day.
2. Please include the types of vehicles involved.
3. Please advise of any deaths or serious/reportable injuries.
4. Please provide the number of drivers whom have been caught out ""speeding"" during the same period, both before and after the imposition.
5. Please also provide the revenue gleaned from fining motorists during the same period mentioned in item 1.
6. Every public department has a method of monitoring performance as to how effective they are. Therefore, I would like to have sight of any summary/assessment/reports/minutes of meetings, as to the success of your ""Casualty Prevention Unit"" for the last three years for this particular stretch of the A64."

Disclosure: No information held


Disclosure Date: 04/11/21

Request: The total cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21.

The total remuneration bill in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21. Remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind. Please itemize all of these separately.

The total remuneration paid to the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21.

Disclosure: Response


Disclosure Date: 25/10/21

Request: "Can I ask for the last two years (2019 and 2020) how many reported rapes there have been? How many of those reported led to a conviction?

Can I ask for the total time which police interviewed the victims/alleged victims of the these crimes during this period and the total time which police interviewed suspects/perpetrators?

If the total time of interviews is not possible to obtain, can I ask for the length of ten police interviews of alleged rape victims' interviews? Can I ask then for the length of ten police interviews of rape suspects? "

Disclosure: No information held


Disclosure Date: 11/10/21

Request: "Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full details of staffing changes within the OPCC since the election in May.

Please include:

1. Number of staff hired, including job titles and salaries

2. Number of staff made redundant or who have resigned or retired, including severance payments"

Disclosure: Response


Disclosure Date: 20/09/21

Request: Please confirm the deputy pcc and mayors stautory duties with regards to malfeasance of chief constable and chief inspectors of west yorkshire police

Please confirm what actions can be taken against these officers refusing to act on cases of malfeasance

Please confirm what prosecution powers does the pcc have over west yorkshire police.

Disclosure: You can access the Statutary Duties of the Mayor here: https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/ 

Please find the attached Enquiries & Complaints Procedure


Disclosure Date: 17/09/21

Request: There is a statutory requirement for the police to have the personal details of any complainant before any alleged crime is investigated, unless that crime is reported through the ""CrimeStoppers"" service. Can you please direct me to the legislation which sets out this requirement? You can treat this question as a Freedom of Information request.

Disclosure: No information held


Disclosure Date: 16/09/21

Request: 1. In what ways has your police force tried to still engage with the public despite the pandemic?

2. What are your opinions on the use of technology to report crimes?

3. Do you believe the police should wider their use of technology? For example, taking statements online or by phone?

4. Has your police force used technology to interact more with the public during the pandemic? If so, how?

5. With restrictions and more police powers, how do you believe the public’s confidence has changed during the pandemic?

6. What lessons do you believe policing can learn from the past year?

Disclosure: No information held


Disclosure Date: 24/08/21

Request: Are able to supply any information relating to recent statistics regarding the prevalence of violence against women and girls in the Kirklees district; specifically those taking place in public areas. Do you have any information collected on this matter and could you provide a breakdown in terms of numbers, types of offences and place of occurrence (generally)?

Disclosure: No information held


Disclosure Date: 05/08/21

Request: Please could I have copies of any Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) reports AND/OR Tactical Assessments produced relating to your force’s use of mobile phone data extraction technology between 01/01/2019 and the present day (15/06/2021).

Disclosure: No information held


Disclosure Date: 05/08/21

Request: Provide me with all recorded information by email. Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and recordings from Jan 2017 to the present day between West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioners Office and the company Interserve Group Limited Company number 11830440 or any of its subsidiaries, such as REALISE/INTERSERVE LEARNING AND EMPLOYMENT LIMITED Company number 07703720. This includes INTERSERVE PLC Company number 00088456.

Disclosure: No information held


Disclosure Date: 25/06/21

Request: Share all the emails, letters and text/social media messages sent between the Deputy PCC and PCC for West Yorkshire, between 01/01/19 and 01/03/20, which related to the storage device containing indecent images of children which belonged to ex-Lord Mayor of Leeds Neil Taggart.

Disclosure: Response


Disclosure Date: 03/06/21

Request: "According to bidstats, a contract award notice worth £1.5m was published by the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire on 17 May. The contract, which has been awarded to Clarkes Environmental, was to ""remove asbestos from sites on a call off basis based on a basket of rates."" Can you please give me the name, address and type of establishment for each of these ""sites"". Can you share the data/reports with me that alerted you to the asbestos which you thought necessary to submit a contract to remove. Can you quantify the ""basket of rates"" mentioned in the above quote and tell me the amount/level of asbestos you found in each site."

Disclosure: No information held