FOI Disclosure Log

This online resource is a record of responses to requests received under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.

Making these responses available to the wider community will provide a greater understanding of the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the type of information held. 

18026 - Communication Support

Added: 31st January 2019 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18026


Question

1) Do you currently have a contract in place with an external provider for the provision of communication support? Communication support is defined as media management, public relations, social media, internal communication, employing engagement and marketing?

2) What date is the contact due to expire/be up for renewal?

3) Who currently holds this contract (if any)?

4) What was the value of the last communication support contract awarded and what was this for?

5) Is there a provision within your office to have ad-hoc communication specialists work with you, for example on a particular project.

6) When, if ever was a communication review carried out by an external body i.e. communication company, consultant etc. A communication review looks at output, structure, expenditure and impact.

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Answer

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.

1) Do you currently have a contract in place with an external provider for the provision of communication support? Communication support is defined as media management, public relations, social media, internal communication, employing engagement and marketing?

No information held.

2) What date is the contact due...

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18024 - SARC Performance Indicator Reports

Added: 22nd January 2019 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18024


Question

Please provide all Performance Indicator reports based on Sexual Assault Referral Centre Indicators of Performance in SARCs since the onset of SARCIPs (2017). There should be at least seven documents which have been produced so far collating activity reports from the individual SARCs. SARCs must provide activity reports in line with the SARCs management information stipulated template, Sexual Assault Referral Centres Indicators of Performance (SARCIP) and are reported to you quarterly.

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Answer

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC). Please find response below.

  1. Please provide all Performance Indicator reports based on Sexual Assault Referral Centre Indicators of Performance in SARCs since the onset of SARCIPs (2017). There should be at least seven documents which have been produced so far collating activity reports from the individual SARCs. SARCs must provide...
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18025 - Does the Police Force Have to Abide by Common Law

Added: 22nd January 2019 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18025


Question

Can you please advise and confirm that

1) The constabulary has to abide by the Common law of the land as opposed to any other laws which are all unlawful and do not protect the rights of the sovereign people.

2) Every sovereign entity has the right to still remain innocent until proven guilty and NO business or entity can override it under any circumstances.

3) During the course of an investigation, the police must speak with all affected parties and or witnesses.

4) During the course of an investigation the constables must review all evidence presented / offered to them before they make a final decision.

5) Please explain the differences between a non ranked  officer and a constable.

6) That if somene says they understand to a member of the force, that it means they STAND UNDER a different jurisdiction other than that of common law.

7) Who and how we the...

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Answer

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act (the Act).  Under Section 8 (1)(b) of the Act you are required to provide your full name when submitting a request.  The guidance in this area issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) states that "the requester must provide enough of their real name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their identity".  Paragraph 25 of this guidance states that "Any variation of the requester's title or first name combined with their surname (e.g. Mr Smith or John Smith) will be sufficient to meet this requirement.  However, a first name or surname provided in isolation, or a set of initials, will not".  The link to this guidance can be found on the ICO's website below:

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1164/recognising-a-request-made-under-the-foia.pdf

Als...

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18023 - Funding for Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centres

Added: 6th December 2018 Category: Finance Reference: 18023


Question

1.      Does the commissioner's office fund third party hate crime reporting centres?

2.      How much money has been put spent on the centres in 2016, 2017 and so far in 2018?

3.      How many centres are in the police force area?

4.      For 2016, 2017, and so far in 2018 how many hate crime reports came from the centres?

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Answer

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.

1.      Does the commissioner's office fund third party hate crime reporting centres?

No, therefore no information is held.  

2.      How much money has been put spent on the centres in 2016, 2017 and so far in 2018?

No information held.

3.      How many centres are in the police force area?

No...

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18021 - Advertisement of Vacancies

Added: 21st November 2018 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18021


Question

1.  Whether the PCC’s office pays any external organisations to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office on their website

2.  For a list of websites / organisations the PCC’s office uses to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office (excel format) and how much each website/organisation received from office in the three most recent financial year.

3.  For an email address and contact information for the HR department or relevant department responsible for publishing and promoting vacancies within the PCC’s office.


Note: Everything in this FOI relates to the financial years 2015/16 to 2017/18. If the cost limit exceeds that which is allotted, then start from 2017/18 and work backwards.

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Answer

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.

1.  Whether the PCC’s office pays any external organisations to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office on their website.

2015/16 – No external organisations were paid to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office on their website.

2016/17 –
Western Mail

2017/18 – No external organisations were...

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18019 - Recording of conversations

Added: 26th October 2018 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18019


Question

1)      Are Service Users or the general public allowed to audio-visually record meeting and calls with your staff? If so, do they require permission or are they permitted to do so covertly?

2)      Do you have any guidance or policy for the public or service users to record calls when they speak to your staff

3)      What is your organisations protocol on service users recording calls when they speak to your staff or call centres? Please provide a copy of your policy, procedure and guideline notes on this issue. 4)      Do you Inform Users they can record. If the answer is no what is the reason for this please if so do send me a copy.

5)      Are service users made aware of their right to record the encounter, if they choose to do so? Is this reflected in you policy document on the matter?

6)      Does your organisation have an “Unacceptable Behaviour” policy? If...

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Answer

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.

1)      Are Service Users or the general public allowed to audio-visually record meeting and calls with your staff? If so, do they require permission or are they permitted to do so covertly?

No information held

2)      Do you have any guidance or policy for the public or service users to record calls when...

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18017 - Use of SAP Software

Added: 18th September 2018 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18017


Question

Can you please confirm if you currently use or plan to use any of the following software:

1. SAP Business Integrity Screening

2. SAP Access Control

3. SAP Process Control

4. SAP Audit Management

5. Identity Access Management

6. SAP GRC

7. SAP Risk Management

8.  SAP Global Trade Services

In the event that you currently use any of the aforementioned software:

9. Do you have a support contract with an external provider for SAP Support?

10. If you employ any of the aforementioned software or have a support contract what is the renewal date?

11. Where is your SAP infrastructure located and in what format?

12. When is the contract for third party support of your SAP infrastructure due for renewal?

13. Do you manage SAP Security, SAP Role Authorisations and SAP Role Designs internally or through an external provider?

14. If SAP Security,...

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Answer

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC). Please find responses below.

Can you please confirm if you currently use or plan to use any of the following software:

1. SAP Business Integrity Screening

    No information held

2. SAP Access Control

    No information held

3. SAP Process Control

    No information held

4. SAP Audit Management

    No information...

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18012 - Estimates and Analysis into County Lines Impact

Added: 14th August 2018 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18012


Question

What estimates or analysis does the OPCC hold relating or referring to the impact of "county lines" drug supply operations in your force area? Please provide copies of any such estimates/ analysis or a summary of the key statistics and findings.

Please advise me on what other information your OPCC force holds relating or referring to "county lines" drugs supply operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Answer

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) in which you requested the following information:

What estimates or analysis does the OPCC hold relating or referring to the impact of "county lines" drug supply operations in your force area? Please provide copies of any such estimates/ analysis or a summary of the key statistics and findings.

Please advise me on what other information your OPCC force holds relating or referring to "county lines" drugs supply operations.

In relation to your request, I can neither confirm nor deny whether the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) holds the information you have requested as the duty in s1(1)(a) of the FOIA does not apply, by virtue of the following exemptions:

Section 23(5) Information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters
Section...

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18016 - Software License Review/Audit

Added: 13th August 2018 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18016


Question

If you have been the subject of a ‘software license review’ or software audit

  • In 2015-2018
  • by Oracle, SAP, IBM or Microsoft

did they use any of:

  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • KPMG,
  • Deloitte or
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers

to carry out such review or audit and if so which?

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Answer

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act.  The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent does not hold the information you have requested.  You may wish to submit your request to Gwent Police on FOI@Gwent.pnn.police.uk

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18015 - Software License Review/Audit

Added: 13th August 2018 Category: Miscellaneous Reference: 18015


Question

If you have been the subject of a ‘software license review’ or software audit

  • In 2015-2018
  • by Oracle, SAP, IBM or Microsoft

did they use any of:

  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • KPMG,
  • Deloitte or
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers

to carry out such review or audit and if so which?

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Answer

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act.  The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent does not hold the information you have requested.  You may wish to submit your request to Gwent Police on FOI@Gwent.pnn.police.uk

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Permission to reproduce any part of the attached information should be addressed to:

Mrs Siân Curley
Chief Executive
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Police Headquarters
Croesyceiliog
Cwmbran
NP44 2XJ

Or alternatively email: commissioner@gwent.pnn.police.uk

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