Disclosure Details

Speed Cameras - 330/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:  28/03/2012

Date of response:   18/042012

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

Thank you for your email dated  28 March 2012 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: 

I am writing to obtain information about the number of Deaths and Woundings involving a knife or bladed instrument, in the area covered by your Force.
Conformity to ACPO guidelines in relation to electronic speed camera detection.

Can the Chief Officer of Police confirm that the service strictly conforms to ALL guidelines as laid out re above heading.  Could you give conformation of your conformity to 9.4 [an operator must not make detections for prosecution when more than one vehicle is within the radar detection range] of the said guidelines in particular.

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 Camera Enforcement Unit 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 in full/part as follows.

The document to which you refer to above has been deleted for a number of years.  It is now replaced with ACPO - Guide for the use of speed and red light offence detection technology.  To aid and assist you I have provided a link to this document below:-


I can confirm that the guidelines as per this document, published December 2011, are adhered to by camera enforcement unit, Northumbria Police.

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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