Overtime - 949/16
Dated: 05 Oct 2016
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your e mail dated 29 August 2016 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
I am contacting you to request details on FOI for the police officer and civilian employees of Northumbria Police who have been paid the most on overtime for the last five financial years, ending with the 2015/16 year.
For each year I would request details of five officers and five civilian staff who have been paid the most on overtime, with the sums those individuals have been paid in each year.
I would like, as far as is possible, details of which section/department of the force they work in and in the case of the officers, what their rank is.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Regarding financial years 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15, as the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore consider this a refusal for that part of your request.
I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.
Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means
Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.
Information on this subject area has been asked for previously, released and published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log.
Related FOI's include 485/16.
Regarding financial year 2015/16 I respond as attached.
Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another. Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.
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.