Disclosure Details

Impersonating Police Officers - 250/13

Dated: 04 Apr 2013

Date of request:    25 /03/2013

Date of response:   04/04/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 25 March 2013 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: 

With regards to my recent request, FOI 1945/13 refers, I wondered  if it would be possible to get a brief synopsis of each case. i.e. what the offenders did?  How old the victim was and which area command/town the offence took place in, and also the amount of money they stole.

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 Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

As per our previous e mail, dated 25th March 2013,  the information has been presented in a way which avoids the use of exemptions to withhold.

With the above in mind please see the below attached.

You may be interested in a recent media release published on the Northumbria Police website regarding arrests for impersonating a police officer.  In order to assist further I have provided the relevant link below.

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 under our 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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