Investigatory Powers Act

Reference: 

642

Request detail: 

Dear Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service,

 

1              I would like to know the names, job titles and locations of all members of staff who are designated as “Watch Control Officers  ” and any staff senior to them in the  Service

( note these are as referenced in Schedule  4 of the Investigatory Powers Act ) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/25/pdfs/ukpga_20160025_en.pdf

2.            I would like to know the number of people who are :

Watch Control Officers

Senior to the above

 

3.            I would like to know what training has been given to members of staff responsible for application of the Investigatory Powers Act or what training is planned

4.            I would like to know what guidelines have been issued to members of staff about the Investigatory Powers Act

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. Please find our responses below: 1 I would like to know the names, job titles and locations of all members of staff who are designated as “Watch Control Officers ” and any staff senior to them in the Service ( note these are as referenced in Schedule 4 of the Investigatory Powers Act ) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/25/pdfs/ukpga_20160025_en.pdf - SFRS does not have any staff designated as "Watch Control Officers" 2. I would like to know the number of people who are : Watch Control Officers Senior to the above With regard to questions 1 and 2, the wording in the Act the 'minimum office, rank or position' of a DSO (Designated Senior Officer) is stated as a 'Watch Manager (Control)'. At SFRS we have designated our Area Managers with this responsibility. In this respect the names, job titles and locations are as follows: John Das-Gupta, Area Manager Head of Service Delivery, Kevin Faulkner Temporary Area Manager Operations and Risk, Andy Perry Area Manager Operations and Risk, John Harrison Temporary Area Manager Training. All the officers except for John Harrison are located at our Headquarters in Shrewsbury. John Harrison is located at our Training Centre in Telford. To view the full senior management team please select the following link to view our organisational chart available on our website. https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Organisational%20Chart%20Dec%202016-2.pdf 3. I would like to know what training has been given to members of staff responsible for application of the Investigatory Powers Act or what training is planned. - All our Senior Management Team, which includes the Area Managers, have undertaken an online training course on the Investigatory Powers Act, which will include ongoing maintenance training on a three yearly basis. 4. I would like to know what guidelines have been issued to members of staff about the Investigatory Powers Act - The Brigade Order outlining the Act and procedures has been developed and will be published shortly. An automated request and approval procedure for covert surveillance has been created and is available to the relevant members of staff.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Saturday, 3 December, 2016

Responded: 

Tuesday, 3 January, 2017

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